Office of Diversity and Equity

Minority Recruitment and Retention Resources

Last updated: May 5, 2022

MISSION STATEMENT

With members of the committee appointed by Dr. John Clark, President, and working in conjunction with the Office of Diversity and Equity, the two minority recruitment/retention committee(s) endeavor to make available in any way it can to achieve the University’s goal of recruiting and retaining new faculty from underrepresented group(s).

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According to the Collective Bargaining Agreements for SUOAF and AAUP, the role of the Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee(s) are to assist search committees and employees in their recruitment and retention of minorities, women and other protected groups, as well as support academic departments and/or divisional department(s) in the retention of said individuals. See the following reference(s) for:

Articles 3 and 12: 3.4.1; 3.4.2; and 3.44; 12.10.3 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement sections for Connecticut State University (“CSU”) American Association of University Professors (“AAUP”) and the WCSU AAUP Chapter.

Article 22.6 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement sections for the Connecticut State University (“CSU”) State University Organization of Administrative Faculty (“SUOAF”) and the WCSU SUOAF Chapter.

AAUP Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee (“MRRC”) Members are:

  1. Theresa Canada, Professor, Education and Education Psychology, Representative for the School of Professional Studies
  2. Rotua Lumbantobing, Associate Professor, Social Sciences, Representative for the Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences
  3. Donald Gagnon, Associate Professor, Theater Arts, Representative for the School of Visual and Performing Arts
  4. Yaseen Hayajneh, Associate Professor, Management, Representation for the Ancell School of Business
  5. Jesenia Minier, Chief Diversity Officer, Officer of Diversity and Equity (Ex-officio Advisor/Committee Organizer)

Instructions and application deadlines to apply for AAUP MRRC funds (new version to be posted on or after December 31, 2022)

AAUP Committee By-Laws (new version will be evaluated with WCSU AAUP MRRC)

Please click here to electronically apply for MRRC funds for recruitment (applicants)

Please click here to electronically apply for MRRC funds for retention/professional development (AAUP employees)

SUOAF Minority Recruitment and Mentoring (“MRMC”) Committee Members/Leadership are:

  1. Rée LeBlanc Gunter, Director of Counseling Services – Chairperson
  2. Anna-Maria Heredia, Assistant Director of Financial Aid & Student Employment – Secretary
  3. Ron Mason, Director of Housing and Residence Life – Treasurer
  4. Jesenia Minier, Chief Diversity Officer, Officer of Diversity and Equity (Ex-officio Advisor/Committee Organizer)

Instructions and application deadlines to apply for SUOAF MRMC funds

Please click here to obtain the MRMC application for SUOAF MRRC funds