University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announces the new UW System Diversity Council, which is an advisory body to the President on critical issues of diversity and inclusion affecting educational achievement, workforce development, and the future of Wisconsin’s economy. The Council includes business and community leaders from across the state.
“The Council’s connections to our communities will be key in helping our state prepare for an increasingly global world that values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. I look forward to working with the Council to better connect the UW System with communities statewide,” says UW System President Ray Cross.
On May 10, President Cross convened the inaugural meeting of his Diversity Council in Madison, where he thanked members for their participation and service on the advisory group. Three important themes emerged during the conversation: education, employment, and health. President Cross and the Council agreed that the next step is to develop a plan with specific ideas and action items based upon input from the Council members.
|Cecil Adams||African American Mutual Assistance Network, Inc.||CEO and Founder||La Crosse|
|Craig Anderson||American Indian Chamber of Commerce of WI||President||Milwaukee|
|Shenita Brokenburr||UW System||Senior Associate Vice President||Madison|
|Jessica Cavazos||Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County||Executive Director||Fitchburg|
|Rep. Jason Fields||Wisconsin State Assembly||State Representative, 11th District||Milwaukee|
|Carl Hampton||UW System||Special Assistant – Diversity & Inclusion||Madison|
|Corey Hoskins||UW-Parkside Student Government||Vice President||Kenosha|
|Jaimes Johnson||UW Credit Union||Director of Community Partnerships||Madison|
|Timothy Mahone||Mahone Strategies||President||Kenosha|
|Reggie Newson||Ascension Health||Vice President & Chief Advocacy Officer||Glendale|
|Rev. Tony Patterson||Marathon County Diversity Affairs Commission||Chair||Wausau|
|Paula Penebaker||YWCA Southeast Wisconsin||President and CEO||Milwaukee|
|Asifa Quraishi-Landes||University of Wisconsin Law School||Associate Professor||Madison|
|Gerard Randall||Milwaukee Education Partnership||Executive Director||Milwaukee|
|Toni Rivera-Joachin||Council for the Spanish Speaking, Inc.||President and CEO||Milwaukee|
|Sabrina Robins||TAPFIN, a ManpowerGroup Company||Director-Operations||Appleton|
|Rep. Jessie Rodriguez||Wisconsin State Assembly||Majority Caucus Secretary||Franklin|
|John Sims||U.S. Bank||Private Banking Relationship Manager||Madison|
|May yer Thao||Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce||Executive Director||Milwaukee|
|Manny Vasquez||Pfefferle Companies, Inc.||Vice President||Appleton|
|Bee Yang||Hmong American Partnership Fox Valley, Inc.||Executive Director||Neenah|