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Mission, Equity, and Inclusion

Advancing Our Catholic and Vincentian Commitment to Social Justice

Page last updated 9/30/2021

The Student Experience Committee is working on goals and action items. This page will be updated throughout the process.

Core Committee Members

Kaitlin Byrnes, student
Rev. Jean-Pierre Ruiz, Chair; Associate Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, and Senior Research Fellow, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Victoria Santangelo, Associate Vice President, University Ministry
Joan S. Tropnas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Health and Human Services, The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies

Advisory Committee Members

Leonard S. Breton, Associate Director, Student Development and R.I.S.E. Mentoring
Manouchkathe Cassagnol, Pharm.D., BCPS, AACC, Director, Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion, and Associate Clinical Professor, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Mona I. El-Shahat, Assistant Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Staten Island Campus
Betzaida Gonzalez, Academic Support Services Assistant
Kamanie Jailal, Administrative Assistant, Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion
Monique L. Jernigan, Executive Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Director, Inclusivity Resource Center
Ipshita Pal, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Human Services, The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies
Matthew Pucciarelli, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Global Programs, Office of the Provost
Robert J. Rivera, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Heather C. Robertson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Counselor Education, The School of Education
April Rogers, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Human Services, The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies
Dorothy M. Schmitt, LMHC, Associate Director, Counseling Center
Sharod L. Tomlinson, Director, Student Development and R.I.S.E. Mentoring
Keaton Wong, J.D., Director of Equal Opportunity and Compliance and Interim Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Ching-Wen Rosa Yen, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs and International Student Development