Diversity Council


The Diversity Council for the College of Architecture is an executive advisory council composed of faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduate students representing every department housed in the college. We are a hands-on committee dedicated to equal treatment of all, despite ethnic background, religious beliefs, age, political beliefs, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, physical ability, gender, and more. The council convences biweekly, and since its establishment in 2011, it has emerged as an integral part of the COA's discussion, planning, and execution of diversity initiatives.

According to the Campus Climate Survey, the majority of students and faculty feel comfortable within our college, and that is our goal! If you ever do not feel welcomed in the College's environment, please contact us. 



Join Us


The Diversity Council meets twice per month to discuss upcoming and future initiatives. If you are interested in getting involved in the council, please contact Shanielle Veazie.



Open Office Hours


Every Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dr. Cecilia Giusti, Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity, will be in her office (Langford A202). Giusti and the Diversity Council welcome any comments, questions, or concerns from anyone regarding diversity. We are open to new ideas and criticisms—anything that we can do to improve! 



Council Members


Dr. Cecilia Giusti, Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

Dr. Xuemei Zhu , Department of Architecture

Dr. Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Department of Visualization

Judy Pruitt, College of Architecture staff member

Bara Safarova, Architecture Graduate student representative

Mingqian Liu, Architecture Graduate student representative

Marisa Suhm, Multicultural Services Staff

Carolina Pereira, Visualization Graduate student representative

Alejandra Valdovinos, Environmental Design Undergraduate student representative

Carlo Chunga, Urban Planning Undergraduate student representative

Araceli Reyes, Visualization Undergraduate student representative,

Mitra Azimi, Architecture Graduate student representative

Contact Us


Cecilia Giusti
Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity
Dean's Office
College of Architecture
Langford A202

Shanielle Veazie
Assistant to the Dean for Outreach and Diversity