President's Commission on Equity

By Office of the President
Tuesday, 02 28 2017
Message from the President

President's Commission on Equity


Dear Members of the A&M-San Antonio Community:

The University community spent a considerable amount of time building equity and inclusive excellence into the comprehensive expansion. This is an important topic and one that we should infuse throughout A&M-San Antonio's culture of excellence. With this in mind, I am pleased to announce that the members of the President's Commission on Equity have been formally appointed and have begun meeting. The Commission is an advisory group that reports to the president consisting of representation from faculty, staff and student leaders. Dr. Elizabeth Murakami from the College of Education & Human Development has agreed to serve as chair and Jan Mundine will support the Commission's work. 

The overall goal of the commission is to build equitable systems that are aligned with the new Strategic Plan and Core Values. The Commission's charge is: (1) advise the president about proactive support for the broadest forms of equity, the intersectionality of various forms of identities and social relations on our campus community; (2) review relevant support services needed by students, faculty and staff; (3) bolster our efforts at professional development; and (4) examine campus communication methods to educate and inform our community about excellence in an equitable environment.  

As part of my commitment to shared governance, our Commission members are listed below. I had a large number of volunteers, who expressed interest in serving, and they will be called upon as needed to help advance the Commission's work. 

Commission Chair: College of Education & Human Development: Dr. Elizabeth Murakami, Professor 

College of Business: Dr. Adrian Guardia, Associate Professional Track

College of Arts & Sciences: Dr. Joselyn Del Pilar, Assistant Professor 

Faculty at Large: 

College of Arts & Sciences: Dr. Vicky Elias, Assistant Professor 

College of Education & Human Development: Dr. Ramona Pittman, Associate Professor 

Office of Academic Affairs: Pru Morris, Library 

SGA Vice President: Mary Walker, Psychology Major 

Campus Activities Board President: Zoe Mangum, Business Major 

Title IX Compliance: Jan Parten, Interim Director of Human Resources 

Disability Support Services: Sherry Patrick, Case Manager/Assistive Technology Coordinator 

President's At-Large Appointees: 

Department of Student Affairs: Chryssa Delgado, Director of Admissions

College of Business: Dr. Syed Harun, Department Chair, Accounting, Computing, & Finance 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Commission Chair Dr. Elizabeth Murakami at (210) 784-2518 or elizabeth.murakami@tamusa.edu or Jan Mundine at (210) 784-1600 or jan.mundine@tamusa.edu.

Sincerely,

Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson

Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson
President