University Diversity Council

University Diversity Council

Established in Fall 2020 by the Office of the Provost and led by the Executive Vice President, Provost and Chief Operating Officer, the University Diversity Council is comprised of representatives from the university’s colleges, key administrative units, faculty, and students.

In alignment with and support of the Florida Tech's mission to provide high-quality education to a culturally diverse student body in order to prepare students for entering the global workforce, seeking higher-education opportunities, and serving within their communities, the University Diversity Council is charged with advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion and serves as the advisory and recommending body to the Office of the Provost and liason of academic and administrative units across the university.

The Diversity Council is committed to serve as a guide to the Executive Leadership to help

  • promoting increased presence, retention, and advancement of all Florida Tech faculty, staff, and students,
  • identifying instituitional-level priorities to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive university climate and culture,
  • providing platforms and resources for diversity, equity and inclusion initatives,
  • extending diversity, equity and inclusion awarness througout Florida Tech community,
  • integrating representation and inclusion strategies with Florida Tech's mission, vision and operations,
  • promoting, overseeing, and assesing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts across the university.


Diversity Council Leadership

Marco Carvalho, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President,  Provost and Chief Operating Officer
Munevver Mine Subasi, Ph.D.
Associate Provost & Diversity Council Co-Chair
Jessica Vinson
Vice President  of Human Resources & Diversity Council Co-Chair
Michael Splitt
Assistant Professor, College of Aeronautics
Ivonne A. Delgado Perez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Nathan M. Bisk College of Business & Academic Chair, Online Programs Management, Online Learning
Michael King, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Computer Engineering and Sciences
Felipa Chavez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Psychology, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts
Jessica Ickes
Vice President for Compliance and Accreditation
Pat Francois
Employee Relations Manager
Andy McIlwraith
Chief Marketing Officer
Mike Perry
Executive Director of Admission
David McMahan
Dean of Students
Cat Nanney
Director of Student Life
Jacqueline Hetherington
Director of Residence Life
Carolynne Garutti
President, Student Government Association (SGA) & Graduate Student in M.S. Biotechnology, College of Engineering & Science
Eli Rines
Student, Psychology-B.A., College of Psychology and Liberal Arts
Danielle Fries
Student Government Association DEI Committee Chair & Senior in Psychology-B.S. Program
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