Climate & Diversity


To provide counsel to the President and the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academics on all ways of attracting and retaining culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff to Texas A&M University and to strengthen, sustain, and promote our diversity efforts in support of Vision 2020 goals.  In addition, the Council will assist the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity in planning appropriate assessment and evaluation of all university units regarding  diversity-related endeavors.


  • Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean, college of agriculture and life sciences (chair)
  • Amine Benzerga, representative, Muslim faculty network
  • Bobby Bisor, chair-elect, chamber of commerce
  • Alsie Bond, director of community development, City of Bryan, community representative
  • Mary Broussard, representative, Brazos County NAACP, community representative
  • Meghan De Amaral, student, appointed by the associate provost for undergraduate studies
  • Llewellyn Derry, vice president, black former student network
  • Chris Kaunas, secretary, women administrators network
  • Rudy Gomez, board member, The Association of Former Students
  • Kisha Lee, co-chair, African American professionals network
  • Blanca Lupiani, interim dean of faculties
  • Kate Miller, convener, council of deans
  • Ingrid Miranda, student, appointed by the vice president for student affairs
  • Aubrey Nettles, special projects coordinator, city of College Station
  • Frank Ortega, student, appointed by the associate provost for graduate and professional studies
  • Lindsay Porter, quality of life chair, graduate student council
  • Janelle Ramirez, interim associate vice president for human resources & administrative services, Division of Finance
  • Daniel Pugh, vice president for student affairs
  • Nancy Simpson, representative, Christian faculty network
  • Perfecto Solis, president, Texas A&M University Hispanic Network
  • Reynaldo Spinelli, chair, International Advisory Board
  • Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni, chair, Department Heads Council
  • Bob Strawser, speaker, faculty senate
  • Molly Underwood, chair, women former students’ network
  • Renee Weidemann, member-at-large, university staff council
  • Landon Woods, diversity commissioner, student government association


Loftin Announcement—January 13, 2010

The President's Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity and Globalization Final Report (7/30/2002)