Diversity Action

The College of Business and Economics values diversity and inclusion and actively works to promote these values throughout college programs, faculty recruitment and more.

Diversity Action Plan

CBE's Diversity Action Plan outlines actions, performance measures, time frames and outcomes related to diversity initiatives within the college. 

Statement of Solidarity (June 2020)

A message prepared by the Co-chairs of the CBE Diversity Action Committee and the CBE Dean’s Office.

Read the statement


CBE Diversity Action Committee

Tasked with overseeing diversity initiatives and activities, the CBE Diversity Action Committee is comprised of one full-time faculty member elected from each department and the business excellence program.

Current Members

  • Lisa Simmons, Lecturer, Business Excellence Program (Chair)
  • Jin Park, Associate Professor, Accounting (Co-chair)
  • Yongchen Zhao, Assistant Professor, Economics (Secretary)
  • Judy Harris, Associate Dean, Office of the Dean
  • Gauri Kulkarni, Assistant Professor, Marketing
  • Barin Nag, Professor, Business Analytics and Technology Management
  • Shanshan Qian, Assistant Professor, Management
  • Stephen Rhee, Associate Professor, Finance
  • Elnatan Amare, Undergraduate Student Representative

CBE Celebrates Diversity

In this monthly series, faculty members write feature stories celebrating their fellow faculty members and students from diverse backgrounds, races and cultures.

University Resources

CBE Diversity Action Form

We want to hear from you!

All feedback will be received and evaluated by the Diversity Action Committee. If you would like someone from the committee to contact you regarding your suggestion, please provide your contact information.