Open Call for Diversity Council Nominations

This open call for nominations to the Diversity Council is a great opportunity to have a direct influence on the diversity and inclusion initiatives set forth and carried out by our University.

All NEOMED faculty and staff are welcome to nominate themselves or a colleague, with their approval. Although there are several types of membership on the Council, we are currently only seeking nominations for Members-at-Large. The deadline for submission is December 16, 2016.

As a position appointed by the president, final candidates will be forwarded to the Office of the President for approval to ensure equal representation from each College as well as the designated offices. The purpose of the call for nominations is to recognize and seek interested nominees for the elected leadership of NEOMED’s Diversity Council.

The Diversity Council is made up of a 20 member committee of NEOMED-affiliated individuals, including four Members-at-Large.

Members at Large: Four individuals, faculty and/or staff with a general interest in diversity and inclusion to serve in either two year or three year alternating terms

General Nomination Criteria:

  • All candidates must have a positive attitude toward and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Willing to serve the full term indicated for their position.
  • Maintain regular attendance at Council meetings.
  • Serve as productive contributors to the shared responsibilities associated with the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan.
  • Other appointments currently filled.

Faculty Member: One member per college who holds a faculty position to serve a three year term.

Standing Appointments: As a council appointed by the president, standing appointments include the council chair, and external member and representatives from Diversity Affairs, Enrollment Services, Human Resources, Institutional Research, Public Relations and Student Affairs

Student Member: First- and second-year students from each College will have the opportunity to serve on the Diversity Council. Upon entering their first year, students in each College will be asked to nominate a peer for a two-year term. During the first year, second-year students will only serve for a one-year term.

Students members will be self-nominated and/or nominated by their peers.

All members of the NEOMED community interested in becoming a part of the Diversity Council are encouraged to submit their nomination by completing the attached Diversity Council Nomination Form.

Thank you for helping us to identify candidates who can provide leadership excellence for the Diversity Council.

Questions? Please contact Andre Burton at

Download the nomination form below.

Share this post