ComArtSci DEI Committee

To ensure equity and opportunity, we advocate for our community—ComArtSci students, faculty, and staff. We work to foster an environment that empowers and includes all.

Our Mission

Members of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee represent a diverse cross-section of our college and are committed to creating a community of excellence, one built by a diversity of faces and thoughts. We work to ensure individuals feel safe, heard and have equal opportunities for success. The committee provides leaders in the college with guidance on college policies especially in areas of inclusion and diversity and plans activities that will create a better understanding of our community and our world.

What's Happening?

Spring 2024 ComArtSci DEI Committee Meeting Dates

At ComArtSci and WKAR, we encourage meaningful conversation through education and engagement that opens our eyes to new perspectives and allows us to learn more about our community and world. 

The committee will meet on the following Mondays at 12 PM via Zoom. Click here to join.

  • Monday, January 22

  • Monday, February 12

  • Monday, March 11 postponed to Tuesday, March 19th

  • Monday, April 15

To join the ComArtSci DEI group via Microsoft Teams, please email

View our full list of ComArtSci Inclusion events

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Meet the Committee

Chair: Lauren Gaines McKenzie, Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Committee Members:

  • Jada Flowers, DEI Office Project Coordinator
  • Kjerstin Thorson, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
  • Fashina Alade,  Advertising + PR
  • Pat Huddleston, Advertising + PR
  • Bridget Walsh, Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • J Scott Yarus, Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • Jean Hardy, Media & Information
  • Steph Jordan, Media & Information
  • Jeana-Dee Allen, School of Journalism
  • Kari Schueller Lopez, Office of Academic & Student Affairs
  • Allison Shaw, Office of Academic & Student Affairs
  • Chris Roberts, Office of Academic & Student Affairs
  • Jessica Mussell, Marketing and Communications Office
  • Amanda Flores, WKAR
  • Kassandra Corrujedo, Undergraduate Student, Advertising + PR
  • Ateeyah Abdul-Wasi, Undergraduate Student, Social Relations + Policy

Want to get involved? For more information, contact


We are here to serve our community and empower individuals with resources to ensure our community feels healthy, safe and supported. 

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