About the President's Council 

The President’s Council on Equity and Campus Diversity was established in 1996 at Buffalo State to address discrimination, harassment, and campus climate issues as it relates to the recruitment and retention of students, faculty, staff curriculum development, and student life on campus. The President receives and reviews recommendations from the Council. The Deputy Chief Diversity Officer provides administrative support for the Council. 

Meet The 2023-2024 Co-Chairs

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Charles Lyons

Charles Lyons

Council Co-Chair
Director, E.H. Butler Library

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Holly Bewlay

Dr. Holly Bewlay (she/her/hers) 배 호 의

Council Co-Chair
Professor, Vocal Area Coordinator, Music Department


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Lisa Fronckowiak

Lisa T. Morrison-Fronckowiak, J.D.

Administrative Liaison
Interim Chief Diversity Officer

2023-2024 Presidents Council on Equity & Campus Diversity Members

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Lisa Marie Anselmi

Lisa Marie Anselmi, Ph.D., R.P.A.

Associate Professor & Chair of Anthropology


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Tiffany Bromfield

Tiffany Bromfield

Associate Director for Residence Life and Inclusion

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Mary Codick

Mary Codick

Administrative Assistant I, Teacher Certification

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Justin Crossfox

Justin Crossfox (he/him)

User Experience and Outreach Librarian

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Hermen Diaz III

Hermen Diaz III, Ph.D. (he/him)

Assistant Professor, Higher Education Student Affairs Administration

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Dr. Ruth Goldman

Ruth Goldman, Ph.D. (all pronouns)

Associate Professor, Communication

Interim Coordinator for the Center for Social Justice

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Jonise Hall

Jonise Hall

Assistant Director, Anne Frank Project

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Luke Haumesser

Luke Haumesser 

Associate Director, Student Leadership & Engagement

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Michael Heflin

Michael Heflin

Assistant Dean, Inclusion and Equity

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Dr. Douglas Hoston

Douglas L. Hoston, Jr., Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar, Social and Psychological Foundations


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Yanick Jenkins

Yanick H. Jenkins, M.S.

Director, EOP


Kristine Kaminsky

Kristine Kaminsky

Administrative Assistant, Enrollment Management

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Amy Pedlow 

Amy Pedlow

Assistant Chief, University Police

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Shantell M. Reid

Shantell M. Reid, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor Fashion and Textile Technology


Jennifer Ryan-Bryant

Dr. Jennifer Ryan-Bryant

Jennifer Ryan-Bryant, Ph.D. 

Professor and MA Coordinator, English Department


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Dr. Julie Setele

Julie Setele, Ph.D. (they/them)

User Experience and Outreach Librarian

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Celestine Simmons

Celestine Simmons

Administrative Assistant 1, Muriel A. Howard Honors Program


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Dr. John Torrey

John Torrey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Philosophy


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Ariana Veltri-Clark

Ariana Veltri-Clarke

Academic Adviser, Academic Success


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Dr. Marcus Watson

Marcus Watson, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Individualized Studies


Meet The 2023-2024 Student Representitives

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Gabriella diSpirito


Graduate student in the HEA program

Graduate assistant for Equity and Campus Diversity and the Presidents Office

Zeruiah Shadwick


2023 George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Recipient