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Diversity Council

The College of Architecture Diversity Council 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, in spite of ethnic background, religious beliefs, age, political beliefs, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, physical ability, gender, and more. The council meets 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 environment, please contact us. We are here to support you and make the college a safe place for all!

 


 

Join Us

The Diversity Council meets biweekly to discuss upcoming events and future initiatives. If you are interested in getting involved in the council, please contact Shanielle Veazie. Everyone in the college is welcome!

  


 

Open Office Hours

Dr. Cecilia Giusti, Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity, will have weekly office hours with an open door policy. Her office is in Langford A202. Please email her at cgiusti@arch.tamu.edu for the specific time period of the current semester. Dr. Giusti and the Diversity Council welcome any comments and questions from anyone regarding diversity and inclusion in our college. This office hour is a safe place for you to talk about your concerns. We are also open to new ideas and criticisms — anything that we can do to improve!

 


 

Council Members

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

Dr. Marisa Suhm, Assistant Director, Department of Multicultural Services

Dr. Kathrine Reed, Assistant Dean

Shanielle Veazie, Staff, Dean's Office

Carlo Chunga, Graduate student, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

Chandler Wilkins, Graduate student, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

Mingqian Liu, Graduate student, Department of Architecture

Haleh Moghaddasi, Graduate student, Department of Architecture

Somaye Seddighikhavidak, Graduate student, Department of Architecture

Manogna Kavuru, Graduate student, Department of Architecture

Patricia Kio, Graduate student, Department of Architecture

Judy Pruitt, Staff, Center for Health System and Design

Araceli Reyes, Undergraduate student, Department of Visualization

Dr. Deidra Davis, Faculty, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

Dr. Tara Goddard, Faculty, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

Dr. Xuemei Zhu, Faculty, Department of Architecture

Hailey Yamada, Staff, Communications

Contact Us

diversity@arch.tamu.edu

Cecilia Giusti
Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity
Dean's Office
College of Architecture
Langford A202
cgiusti@arch.tamu.edu
979.458.4304

Shanielle Veazie
Assistant to the Dean for Outreach and Diversity
sveazie@arch.tamu.edu
979.458.0539