Diversity at Reed

Committee on Diversity

The Committee on Diversity consists of a broad range of faculty members and staff who work in collaboration to support and promote intellectual, cultural, and social pluralism at Reed. As an advisory group, we are responsible for monitoring the programs and policies adopted by the college in pursuing its commitment to diversity. We also present recommendations to the faculty, its elected committees, and the administrative units of the college with the intention of facilitating and guaranteeing the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students from under-represented ethnic and racial groups. With a goal of providing institutional cohesion and consistency regarding diversity and inclusion initiatives, we foster communication among the faculty, faculty committees, and the offices of admission and student services. We work closely with our newly formed counterpart in the student body to further promote shared values of mutual understanding and collaboration around intellectual pluralism, diversity, and inclusion.


Catherine Witt (Chair), Associate Professor of French
Santi Alston,
Assistant Dean of Students for Inclusive Community
Caitlin Bergeon, Office for Institutional Diversity
Ariadna García-Bryce, Professor of Spanish & Humanities
Mary James, Dean for Institutional Diversity
Dayspring Mattole, Coordinator for Inclusive Community Programs
Pancho Savery, Professor of English & Humanities

Falone Serna, Senior Associate Dean of Admission
Keith Todd, Dean of Admission
Michelle Valintis, Director of Human Resources
Sarah Wagner-McCoy, Assistant Professor of English & Humanities
Kjersten Whittington, Associate Professor of Sociology