What is the Commission on Ethnic Diversity?

The Commission on Ethnic Diversity (CED), originally named the Presidential Ambassadors for Cultural Diversity, was appointed by President Hughes in 1989.  Now known as the Commission on Ethnic Diversity, our university-wide committee draws in knowledge of members committed to a multicultural diverse educational environment.  We work to increase ethnic diversity among our student population, faculty, staff, and administration and to develop strategies to diversify the curriculum. Through unity and diversity our campus community can create a better learning and working environment where we all share and learn from one another.


Co-chairs (2015-2016 academic year)

Gerald Wood 
Associate Professor, College of Education
(928) 523-6309
Valeria Chase 
Bilingual Specialist, Institute for Human Development 
(928) 523-6260

Executive Board Members

  1. Sharon S. Doctor, Assistant Director, Native American Student Services
  2. Deborah Harris, Associate Dean, Office of Student Life
  3. Melissa Welker, Director, Student Learning Centers
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  8. Vacant - staff member
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