Action Councils

Diversity Action Council

 

The Diversity Action Council (DAC) is comprised of committed faculty, staff, administrators, and students who are committed to working with the larger Wagner College and NYC communities to foster awareness, inclusiveness, and celebration of diversity.
Wagner College defines diversity in the broadest of terms to include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, social class, age, geographic location, language or any underrepresented group on our campus.
We are YOUR voice!  Help shape positive change the Wagner College campus!
Questions / concerns / suggestions?  E-mail us at intercultural.advancement@wagner.edu
If you are interested in joining the Diversity Action Council please email: Ellen.Navarro@wagner.edu

Charge

The charge of the Diversity Action Council is as follows:
Advise and report to the Provost on issues related to diversity; more specifically to:

  • Identify ways to strengthen relationships with diverse communities outside Wagner College;
  • Suggest activities throughout the campus, curricular and co-curricular, that further address issues of diversity;
  • Recognize and honor exemplary actions of individuals that contribute to a supportive campus climate;
  • Suggest additional approaches to recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students from underrepresented populations;
  • Bring to the appropriate faculty standing committees suggested changes that fall within the faculty and/or the Faculty Handbook domain.

Investigate the following questions:

  • How can Wagner College take steps to increase diversity and retention among faculty, staff and students?
  • How can Wagner College foster a campus climate that welcomes and supports individuals from underrepresented groups?
  • How can Wagner College further integrate diversity content and issues across the curricula?
  • How can Wagner College Take steps to increase breadth and depth of Wagner connections with underrepresented groups throughout New York City?

2016-2017 Members

Co-Chairs:

Ruta Shah-Gordon, Vice President for Internationalization, Intercultural Affairs and Campus Life
Margarita Sanchez, Professor, Modern Languages Chair

Faculty :

Zohreh Shahvar, Associate Professor of Math & Computer Science
Cyril Ghosh, Assistant Professor of Government & Politics

Staff/Administrators:

Curtis Wright, Dean of Campus Life and Chief Diversity Officer
Ellen Navarro, Director, Center for Intercultural Advancement
Sidiq Soulemana, Assistant Director, Center for Intercultural Advancement
Dina Assante, Associate Dean, Center for Academic and Career Engagement
Margaret Hefferan, Associate Athletic Director and Senior Women’s Administrator
Martin Malzahn, Chaplain, Director of the Center for Spirituality

Students:

Sanjita Dham, Graduate Assistant, Center for Intercultural Advancement

Mosaic Coalition Scholarship

Wagner College is excited to be offering the Mosaic Scholarship for students from underrepresented groups in the Wagner community.  The Mosaic Coalition is a partnership of Wagner College, the New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) and over 15 immigrant civic associations, and work with students, staff, faculty and community on year-long cultural festivals focusing on 5 cultures annually.  The Mosaic Scholarship ($13,500.00 for residential students and $11,500.00 for commuter students) is awarded as an opportunity which provides an incoming student with the financial assistance to become a part of the Wagner community.  The scholarship is used towards tuition expenses. This scholarship is renewable each year as long as the student is in good academic and disciplinary standing.
In the Mosaic Coalition mission statement, it talks about working to achieve a community enriched by and appreciative of diversity, on Staten Island and beyond.  It is an organization that wants all people live comfortably regardless of religion, ethnicity, race, color, varying abilities, or sexual orientation. The Coalition works to highlight the positive contributions of all communities to create better understanding and peace in the world.
Click Here for: Mosaic-Scholarship-Application-2016-17
Please contact the Center for Intercultural Advancement for more information about the application for the Mosaic Scholarship.

 

Internationalization Action Council

 

Mission Statement:
In the spirit of furthering the mission and strategic plan of the College, the Internationalization Action Council (IAC) seeks to enhance the multifaceted liberal education which provides our students with the opportunity to prepare for life and careers within the rapidly changing global community.
If you are interested in joining the Internationalization Action Council please email Ellen.Navarro@wagner.edu

 

2016 – 2017 Members

Co-Chairs:
Ruta Shah-Gordon, Vice President for Internationalization, Intercultural Affairs and Campus Life

Margarita Sanchez, Professor, Modern Languages Chair

Ellen Navarro, Director, Center for Intercultural Advancement

Sidiq Soulemana, Assistant Director, Center for Intercultural Advancement

Sanjita Dham, Graduate Assistant, Center for Intercultural Advancement

Sarah Friedland, Assistant Professor of Art

Bernadette Ludwig, Assistant Professor of Sociology 

 

 

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