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Collaborating on Inclusive Excellence

Achieving our goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion relies on the entire AU community coming together to move us collectively toward success. To facilitate collaboration on Inclusive Excellence, President Burwell created two leadership positions. The President's Council on Diversity and Inclusion (PCDI) has also been revamped, including a tri-chair leadership structure and a Student Advisory Council. Members of the community can communicate with the council at DICouncil@american.edu.

Drs. Fanta Aw and Amanda Taylor lead the cross-campus collaboration on Inclusive Excellence

Drs. Amanda Taylor and Fanta Aw lead the cross-campus collaboration on Inclusive Excellence.

Two positions have been created to support cross-campus efforts around inclusive excellence. In spring 2018, Dr. Fanta Aw added Inclusive Excellence to her responsibilities as Vice President of Campus Life, and Dr. Amanda Taylor joined the team a few months later as Assistant VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Amanda will work closely with the President's Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on their efforts.

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President's Council on Diversity and Inclusion

Council Members

  • PCDI council members include faculty and staff from throughout the university. Learn more about PDCI and its efforts.
  • Three alumni, Kristen Eastlick, William Hubbard, and Darlene Slaughter, also serve on the council.

PCDI Student Advisory Council

  • Aaliyah Charania
  • Akanksha Surve
  • Alexa McNeil
  • Analyza Jenkins
  • Daniella Blake-Aranbayeva
  • Eric Brock, Jr.
  • Grace Burke
  • Jacklyn Ashmen
  • Maria Gramajo
  • Meghan Lewis
  • Nataly Cruz-Castillo
  • Rafael Cestero
  • Sarah Duval
  • Sophie Nowak
  • Tamir Harper
  • Yamiley Charles
  • Yuchen Ma