ComArtSci Includes All

We advocate on behalf of our community—ComArtSci students, faculty and staff—to ensure equity and opportunity. 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.

Meet the Committee

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee members want to hear from you on ways to further improve our community.

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


  • Geri Alumit Zeldes, School of Journalism & ComArtSci Faculty Excellence Advocate (FEA)
  • Jeana-Dee Allen, Media Sandbox Project Event Coordinator
  • Robyn Adams, Graduate Representative, Information and Media Ph.D. Program
  • Joe Grimm, School of Journalism
  • Amol Pavangadkar, Department of Media & Information
  • Judith Walgren, School of Journalism
  • Janine Slaker, Ph.D. Candidate in Media and Information Studies
  • Brant Wells, WKAR
  • Fashina Alade, Department of Advertising + PR
  • Kari Schueller Lopez, Office of Academic & Student Affairs
  • Marissa King, Office of Academic & Student Affairs
  • Alicia Birdsong, Office of Academic & Student Affairs 
  • Jada Flowers,  Undergraduate Representative

Want to get involved? The ComArtSci Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is searching for both undergrad and graduate students from each department to join our committee and aid us in expanding our reach and impact to students.

This is an excellent opportunity for professional extracurricular experience.
For more information contact Jada Flowers, DEI Student Assistant


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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What's Happening

At ComArtSci and WKAR, we encourage debate and discussion through events that open our eyes to new perspectives and allow us to learn more about our community and world. 

The ComArtSci Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee meets on the third Friday of each month from 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. in room 184 unless otherwise stated.  

For more info contact Lauren McKenzie or Geri Alumit Zeldes.

View our full list of ComArtSci Inclusion events

View all of MSU Inclusion and Intercultural events