Leadership Team


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The Purpose

The goals of the Campus Climate Leadership Team are to:

  • assist campus leadership in creating a more inclusive campus climate.
  • receive, review and prioritize recommendations and goals.
  • allocate resources to support the work of social justice.
  • manage a communication plan for internal and external constituents and facilitate discussion.
  • define the mission, core values and goals with respect to inclusion.

The overall purpose is to provide oversight for implementation of approved recommendations.

2018-2019 Membership

  • Lendley Black, Chancellor, 218-726-7106, chan@d.umn.edu
  • Lisa Erwin, Vice Chancellor for Student Life, 218-726-8501, laerwin@d.umn.edu
  • Najma Mohamed, Student Association, moha0546@d.umn.edu
  • Lynne Williams, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 218-726-6141, lwilliam@d.umn.edu
  • Susana Pelayo-Woodward, Co-Chair of Campus Climate, Assistant to the Chancellor for Inclusive Excellence, 218-726-8444, swoodwar@d.umn.edu
  • Fernando Delgado, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs,  218-726-7104, vcaa@d.umn.edu
  • Steve Keto, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations, 218-726-7101, vcfo@d.umn.edu
  • Rick Smith, American Indian Learning Resource Center, 218-726-6293, rsmith1@d.umn.edu
  • Multicultural Center Student Leaders - REPRESENTATIVE
  • Paula Pedersen, Co-Chair of the Campus Climate and Director of Education for Inclusive Excellence, 218-726-7860, ppederse@d.umn.edu
  • Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, 218-726-6326, search in process
  • Matt Rosenthal, Staff Senate Representative, 218-726-8130, mrosenda@d.umn.edu@d.umn.edu
  • Richard Maclin, Faculty Senate Representative, 218-726-8256, rmaclin@d.umn.edu 
  • Wendy Reed, Dean of  Swenson College of Science and Engineering and Dean Representative, 218-726-6397, wreed@d.umn.edu

For continuity purposes, it is recommended that Campus Climate Leadership Team members serve a minimum term of 2 years. 

Report History

Leadership meetings agendas and summaries:

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