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Council for Equity and Community announces vacancies

The Council for Equity and Community (CEC) is currently accepting nominations for two graduate student and two non-exempt staff vacancies on the council. The positions are open to all graduate students and non-exempt staff for terms that begin immediately and will run for either one-and-a-half or two-and-a-half years.

“We’re really pleased to be expanding membership on the CEC to include more graduate students and non-exempt staff,” says MJ Bishop, associate professor and coordinator of the College of Education’s Teaching, Learning, and Technology Program, who serves as CEC co-chair. “Finding ways to further improve the environment for these constituencies is clearly a need, as discussed in the Strategic Plan and the 2007 Campus Climate Survey.”

Carolina Hernandez, director of community service and CEC co-chair, adds: “We have been working with the Employee Relations Advisory Committee (ERAC) group and Associate Vice President for Human Resources Jackie Matthews to make sure that non-exempt staff who wish to serve on the council will be supported to do so.”

Convened in March 2008, the CEC serves as an advisory group to President Alice P. Gast and senior leadership. It is a 16-member body comprising faculty, staff, undergraduates, and graduate students. A representative and empowered group, the council was charged by Gast with facilitating and sustaining the next generation of diversity and equity initiatives on campus.

To learn more about the CEC and its work, go to the “Achieving Equity and Community at Lehigh” Web site at http://www.lehigh.edu/diversity/index.html.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 20, and should be submitted via e-mail to cec@lehigh.edu. Please include a brief summary of why the individual is suited for the position. Self-nominations are also welcomed. 

For the graduate student vacancies, the CEC will make the final selection from among the nominations received after interviewing the finalists. For the non-exempt staff vacancies, one position will be elected from among the nominees by the staff at large and one position will be appointed by the president.

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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