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Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Faculty and Staff

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The diversity and inclusion committee at Smith is comprised of Smith faculty and staff. This committee is formed to:

  1. CREATE a vision statement that transforms Smith;
  2. EXPAND the existing portfolio of experiences for diverse students at Smith; and
  3. DIVERSIFY the voices of leadership and decision making at Smith.

To request more information and to inquire about joining the committee, email Sara Herald at sherald@rhsmith.umd.edu.

Melanie Ashton
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs
melanie_ashton@rhsmith.umd.edu

Marni Blachowicz
Senior Instructional Designer
Office of Transformational Learning
mblachowicz@rhsmith.umd.edu

Derek Bowe
Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Programs

Sherri Campbell
Assistant Director, Executive Assistant to Corporate Relations/OCS Dean
Office of Career Services
scampbell@rhsmith.umd.edu

Ashlee Chicoine
Director, Undergraduate Career Programming
Office of Career Services
achicoine@rhsmith.umd.edu

Darrell Claiborne
Director, Smith Operations
dclaiborne@rhsmith.umd.edu

Nicole Coomber
Associate Clinical Professor
Management & Organization
nmcoomber@rhsmith.umd.edu

Rachel DiDonna
Program Coordinator
QUEST Honors Program
didonna@rhsmith.umd.edu

Mark Forrest
Program Director
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
mforrest@rhsmith.umd.edu

Sara Herald - COMMITTEE CHAIR
Associate Director, Social Entrepreneurship
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship
sherald@rhsmith.umd.edu

Zeinab Karake
Clinical Professor
Decision, Operations & Information Technologies
zkarake@rhsmith.umd.edu

Joyce Koo
Coordinator
Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets
jkoo@rhsmith.umd.edu

 

Adam Lee
Lecturer
Decision, Operations and Information Technologies
adamlee@rhsmith.umd.edu

Victor Mullins - DIVERSITY OFFICER
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Undergraduate Programs
vmullins@umd.edu

Cynthia O'Brien
Senior Director, Employer Relations
Office of Career Services
cobrien@rhsmith.umd.edu

Maria Pineda
Director of Admissions, Full-Time MBA
Master's Program Office
mpineda@rhsmith.umd.edu

Greg Rafal
Assistant Director, Global Programs
Center for Global Business
grafal@rhsmith.umd.edu

Doireann Renzi
Pedagogy Expert
Office of Transformational Learning
drenzi@rhsmith.umd.edu

Allison Schwarz
Executive Director, Alumni Relations
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
aschwarz@rhsmith.umd.edu

Jeanette Snider
Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs
jcsnider@umd.edu

Michael Sparrow
Manager, Smith Operations
msparrow@rhsmith.umd.edu

Amy Swann
Director of Specialty Master's Programs
Master’s Program Office
aswann@rhsmith.umd.edu

Pam Talbott
Coordinator
Office of Transformational Learning
ptalbott@rhsmith.umd.edu

Diversity Empowerment Council
Smith Student Committee

Diversity Empowerment CouncilThe students at Smith are dedicated to creating a truly welcoming environment in Van Munching Hall. The Diversity Empowerment Council (DEC), overseen by Jeanette Snider, is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students who care deeply about the experiences of diverse students within our community. Their goals are to:

  1. REPRESENT the collective views of the student body;
  2. FACILITATE interaction within the community at large; and
  3. UNITE Smith so that we may thrive together, rather than struggle separately.

To learn more about the DEC, email Jeanette Snider at jcsnider@umd.edu.

  • Leila Bouhussein, Undergrad
  • David Caceres, Undergrad
  • Samantha Chu, Master’s
  • Shirley During, Undergrad
  • Justin Ferguson, Master’s
  • Karen Hao, Undergrad
  • Desiree Morrison, Undergrad
  • Katherine Robinson, Undergrad
  • Jasmine Snead, Master’s
  • Jennifer Wang, Undergrad
  • Malcolm Woodbury, Undergrad