Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee


The purpose of the FAS EDI Committee is to guide the development of initiatives that help build a culture of inclusion, equity, and diversity within FAS as well as challenge practices that create barriers to inclusion. The committee will represent the voices of our diverse colleagues to ensure that our policies and practices enable inclusion toward positive and sustainable organizational change.

Committee Members 

Binta Brown, Chair
Kate Haenchen, Planning & Design Manager (FPM-PMCS)
Marlo Kibler, Director (HRSC)
Blanca Gamez, Associate Director (PTS)
Nicole Holland, HR Consultant (HR)
Rabindra Kar, Senior Software Engineer (ITS)
Quentin Rodriguez, Finance Manager (Facilities Services)
Sylvester Ruffin, Police Officer (UPD)
Elizabeth Schaub, UT Staff Council Coordinator (FAS)
Denis Semenov, Administrative Assistant (TMS)
Tatiana Calliham, AVP (FAS Business Services)
Mary Kemp, Administrative Support

Committee Responsibilities

  1. Develop awareness and expertise around a wide variety of equity, diversity, and inclusion topics and contributing elements, both external and internal to the portfolio
  2. Share information about unit EDI activities aligned with FAS strategic goals and best practices
  3. Provide insights to leadership about progress toward EDI goals and strategies
  4. Meet regularly to discuss and engage regarding the alignment of FAS’s efforts with the university diversity plan, including best practices, projects, initiatives, events, and other strategies, as well as any obstacles to implementation

Idea Catcher

We want to hear from you. Please share your ideas on how we can advance equity, diversity, and inclusion to improve the overall employee experience in FAS.