From the President

Charge and Membership of the Affirmative Action Council, 1996-97

As the national debate over affirmative action policies continues, it is important that faculty, staff and students play an active role in shaping our future course and implementing our policies. The University's Affirmative Action Council has ably carried out this responsibility for many years. I have reviewed the charge and membership of the Council to ensure that it will be well equipped to handle its responsibilities during the coming year. The Council's charge and membership for 1996-97 appear below.

-- Judith Rodin, President

Charge: The Affirmative Action Council is an advisory committee appointed by the President to review the University Affirmative Action Program, to recommend changes when necessary, to develop policy proposals, and to monitor performance and progress relating to affirmative action throughout the University.

In addition, the Council is charged by the President with oversight and coordination of the University's implementation of the Sexual Harrassment Policy, the Guidelines for Addressing Academic Issues of Students with Disabilities, and the Non-discrimination Policy.

Members of the Council are appointed by the President for one-year terms, and include faculty, staff, and students. The Director of Affirmative Action, administrators from the Provost's Office, Human Resources, and other University offices serve as ex-officio members on the Council. The Chairperson of the Council is a tenured faculty member appointed by the President for a two year term.

Affirmative Action Council Membership for 1996-97

Dean Raymond Fonseca, School of Dental Medicine, Chair

Professor Howard Arnold, ex-officio
Office of Affirmative Action

Ms. Jeanne Arnold, ex-officio
African American Resource Center

Professor Regina Austin
Law School

Mr. Michael Burton, ex-officio
Office of the President

Professor Alicia M. Conill
School of Medicine

Professor Jean Crockett
Wharton School

Mr. Clint Davidson, ex-officio
Human Resources

Professor David DeLaura, ex-officio
Office of the Ombudsman

Professor Adelaide Delluva
School of Veterinary Medicine

Ms. Elena DiLapi, ex-officio
Penn Women's Center

Dr. Elizabeth Droz
Counseling and Psychological Services

Ms. Debra Fickler, ex-officio
Office of the General Counsel

Professor Oscar Gandy
Annenberg School for Communication

Mr. Arthur Gravina
Facilities Management

Ms. Elizabeth Hopper
School of Medicine

Professor Lynn Hunt
School of Arts and Sciences

Professor Alice Kelley
Faculty Liaison to Student Services

Mr. Gavin Kerr
Human Resources/Medical Center

Ms. Susie Y. Lee
United Minorities Council

Dr. Barbara Lowery, ex-officio
Office of the Provost

Dr. Janice Madden
Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Professor Daniel Perlmutter
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Mr. Barry Stupine
School of Veterinary Medicine

Professor Susan Sturm
Law School

Mr. Daniel Shapiro
Institutional Research and Analysis

Ms. Anne Wang
The Wharton School

Ms. Dawn Yuster
Graduate & Professional Student Association


Volume 43 Number 14
December 3, 1996

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