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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

Melanie Ashton
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs

Marni Blachowicz
Senior Instructional Designer
Office of Transformational Learning

Derek Bowe
Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Programs

Sherri Campbell
Assistant Director, Executive Assistant to Corporate Relations/OCS Dean
Office of Career Services

Ashlee Chicoine
Director, Undergraduate Career Programming
Office of Career Services

Darrell Claiborne
Director, Smith Operations

Nicole Coomber
Associate Clinical Professor
Management & Organization

Rachel DiDonna
Program Coordinator
QUEST Honors Program

Mark Forrest
Program Director
Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Associate Director, Social Entrepreneurship
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

Zeinab Karake
Clinical Professor
Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

Joyce Koo
Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets


Adam Lee
Decision, Operations and Information Technologies

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Undergraduate Programs

Cynthia O'Brien
Senior Director, Employer Relations
Office of Career Services

Maria Pineda
Director of Admissions, Full-Time MBA
Master's Program Office

Greg Rafal
Assistant Director, Global Programs
Center for Global Business

Doireann Renzi
Pedagogy Expert
Office of Transformational Learning

Allison Schwarz
Executive Director, Alumni Relations
Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Jeanette Snider
Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs

Michael Sparrow
Manager, Smith Operations

Amy Swann
Director of Specialty Master's Programs
Master’s Program Office

Pam Talbott
Office of Transformational Learning

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

  • 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