The President's Community Advisory Council, a forum for community leaders to serve as advisors, advocates, and partners with the University, held its inaugural meeting on July 11.
The 11th item in the University's 12-point action plan on diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Council will meet biannually with various University staff and student leaders. It will provide insight and counsel regarding regional and national trends, new and special educational opportunities, strategic directions, and creative options for collaborative program partnerships.
In addition, the Advisory Council will serve as a confidential sounding board for ideas and actions to help ensure that the University's goals in diversity, equity, and inclusion are aligned with and supported by the community.
The President’s Community Advisory Council is currently composed of the following members:
Marilyn Alverio, Director & Founder, Latinas & Power
Nuchette Black-Burke M'11, Chief Outreach Officer, Office of Family Engagement and Community Partnerships, Hartford Public Schools
Suzette DeBeatham-Brown, Mayor, Town of Bloomfield
Desmond Collins, President, The West Indian Foundation
Fred Colon, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Head of Organization Effectiveness, Travelers Companies Inc.
Christine Grant M'99, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and External Relations, University of Hartford
Douglas McCrory '88, M'95, State Senator, Connecticut
Tamara Moreland '90, Regional Minister, The Connecticut Conference United Church of Christ
Matthew Necci, Attorney, Halloran Sage
Jay Williams, President, The Hartford Foundation
Gregory Woodward, President, University of Hartford
Judith Kelly Wyman, Co-chair, West Hartford Human Rights Commission; Curriculum Administrator, University Interdiscplinary Studies, University of Hartford
Other key leaders from the community will be joining the Council during the coming year.