The School of Social Work Diversity Committee is composed of 17 voting members and 4 ex-officio members; the composition is as follows: 5 faculty 1 Crossroads representative (ex-officio)

1 member from each of the 4 program committees 1 College of Continuing Education representative (ex-officio) 2 staff 1 Continuing Education representative (ex-officio)

1 student services representative Dean (ex-officio) 1 student from each of the 3 programs

1 community representative 1 distance education student

The Dean will select the community representative annually. The BSW student representative will be selected annually from the SWACA membership by the BSW program chair. The MSW and PhD program chairs will each select one student member from their programs annually. The Student Services Dean will select the distance education student annually. The Dean will appoint the chair and serve as an ex-officio member of the committee. (Approved by faculty 4/26/17.)


The committee is responsible for planning and implementation of the Dr. Ethel Hall African American Heritage Day Celebration. Additional responsibilities of the committee include consulting with search committees and with other event chairs / committees to assist in attending diversity and inclusion issues. The committee is charged to advocate for the elimination of any form of discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, political belief, mental or physical limitation, socio-economic status, or other prejudice. The committee promotes an appreciation for and understanding of diversity and affirms the value of incorporating diversity into all aspects of the educational experience. (Approved by faculty 1/18/12.)

2021-2022 Diversity Committee:

Allie McKibbin

MSW Student Representative

Charles Banks

DSW Student Representative

Edson Chipalo

PhD Student Representative

Angie Smith

PhD Student Representative

Haley Beech

PhD Student Representative

Sherron Wilkes

BSW Program Committee Member