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The current subcommittees of the EDIT are:

Campus Climate Survey

Members: Joshua Qualls, Timothy Simpson, Jacqueline Graves.
Charge: Create/administer the campus climate survey in 2020 and analyze results for immediate, short-term, and long-term recommendations/action steps to submit to senior leadership.

Bias Response Incident Reporting Mechanism

Members: Shannon Colvin, Julia Hypes, Joshua Qualls, Bernadette Barton.
Charge: Create a bias response incident reporting mechanism for students, staff and faculty to manage timely and appropriate responses to bias incidents.

Campus Displays of Diversity and Inclusion

Members: Asiah Handley, Precious Walker, Stephanie Barker, Cory Clark, Jami Hornbuckle, Russ Mast (ex officio), Adam Yungbluth (ex officio).
Charge: Create displays in various campus settings that promote inclusion, diversity, cultural competence, and the diversity plan action steps in ways that motivate the community to engage in implementing the actions.

Employee Recruitment and Retention

Members: Dirk Grupe, Susan Maxey, Thomas Kiffmeyer, Bernadette Barton, Michelle McClave, Cory Clark, Julia Hypes, Harold Nally (ex officio).
Charge: Continue the use of strategic recruitment and retention strategies to increase representation of diverse faculty, professional staff and administrators through strategic recruitment and retention efforts.

Social Justice Summer Camp

Members: Rebecca Davison, Thomas Kiffmeyer, Jami Hornbuckle, April Ward, Tim Rhodes (ex officio), John Ernst (ex officio).
Charge: Explore and create a marketing and implementation plan for the development of a summer camp (2020) for rising URM and LI high school students that will support engagement in the areas of inclusion and social justice in their communities and can be used as a recruitment tool.

Cultural Competency and Inclusive Excellence TOT

Members: Dirk Grupe, Shannon Colvin, Rebecca Davison, Thomas Kiffmeyer, Michelle McClave, Julia Hypes.
Charge: Explore contracting with an agency specializing in multicultural work to conduct a training of trainers which will result in a team of faculty, staff and students who are prepared to facilitate discussions related to cultural competence and inclusive excellence throughout MSU’s campus.

Diversity and Inclusion Grants

Members: Alex Lockridge, Rebecca Davison, Shannon Colvin, Matteo Vallejo, Precious Walker, Thomas Kiffmeyer, Michelle McClave.
Charge: Create a grant-making process for faculty, staff and students designed to advance diversity, equity and inclusion knowledge and practices across the MSU campus and the Rowan County community.
Completion date: December 13, 2019.


Members: Thomas Kiffmeyer, Stephanie Barker, Shannon Colvin, Julia Hypes.
Charge: Review the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity for Employment policy and make recommendations for revisions to the Office of Human Resources.
Completion date: December 13, 2019.
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