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Student of Color Advisory Committee Members Announced
Syracuse University announces the members of the Student of Color Advisory Committee that will collaborate with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and other staff members to provide feedback and dialogue to ensure the safety and well-being of students on and off campus.
The committee will be co-chaired by DPS Chief Bobby Maldonado. A student co-chair will be designated in the coming month. Keith Alford, interim chief diversity officer; Rob Hradsky, senior associate vice president for the student experience; and Marianne Thomson, associate vice president and dean of students, will serve as ad hoc committee members.
“We are grateful to the students that have been appointed to the Student of Color Advisory Committee for their commitment to collaboratively advance a diverse, inclusive and accessible campus community where each community member feels safe, valued, supported and empowered,” says Alford.
Committee members include:
- Kate Alexis Ramos Abogado ’20, College of Arts and Sciences
- Obi Afriyie ’18, G’19, School of Education, graduate representative
- Glenesha Anderson ’20, College of Arts and Sciences
- Colin Blais ’21, College of Arts and Sciences
- Garth Bromfield ’21, College of Arts and Sciences
- Rosa Calosso G’23, School of Education, graduate representative
- Kennedy Hagens ’20, Falk College
- Ashley Hudson ’21, College of Arts and Sciences
- Pruthvi Kilaru ’18, Falk College, graduate representative
- Kayla Mackie ’20, School of Information Studies
- Nqobile Nyabonda ’22, Whitman School
- Raymond Perez Jr. ’20, Falk College
- Andrew Regalado ’20, College of Arts and Sciences
- Natalia Rice ’20, College of Arts and Sciences
- Savannah Taylor ’20, College of Arts and Sciences
- Beruk Teshome ’22, College of Visual and Performing Arts
“We have valued every piece of feedback and concern heard from students in a variety of settings. With this new advisory committee, I am excited to have a formalized process of giving direct student feedback, concerns and ideas the space to be implemented as solutions that will ultimately improve the student experience,” says Maldonado.
After gathering nominations from the campus community, students selected as part of the advisory committee will provide feedback on current and emerging issues and hold meetings with DPS leaders. The committee will serve in an advisory role to the Advisory Committee on Campus Safety, which is appointed by Chancellor Kent Syverud annually in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, of 1990.
The committee will identify key areas of concern and work to recommend solutions to issues and opportunities it identifies. Committee members will serve as liaisons between the greater campus community and DPS to further a dialogue around campus community concerns and DPS procedures.
Members of the committee convened on April 25 for a kickoff social and received a tour of the DPS call center.