Presidential Commission on Ethnicity, Race, and Equity
Founded under President Kim Bottomly in 2015, the Presidential Commission on Race, Ethnicity and Equity (CERE) was originally charged with charting out a comprehensive plan to address inequities related to race and ethnicity on campus. Since then, the commission has evolved to become what it is today: a multi-constituency body that thinks collectively about equity at the college, and advises the President of the college on pressing issues related to equity, broadly defined.
In recent years, the commission has weighed in on a range of issues affecting equity on campus life, including the future of public safety at the college, the pathway to an equity-focused curriculum, building stronger relationships between faculty, staff, and administration, and community-wide dialogues related to difficult conversations. More recently, CERE has focused on developing strategies for addressing the promotion and retention of diverse faculty and staff and collaborates with other committees on campus to promote equity on our campus and facilitate conversations between the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost and official committees of Academic Council.