DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN THE M.S. IN SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The M.S. in Sustainability Management program and its co-sponsors – the Earth Institute and the School of Professional Studies –are committed to anti-racism. From the perspective of our program specifically, anti-racism is especially pertinent because the pursuit of equity is bound with the pursuit of sustainability. The program is implementing measures to improve diversity among its faculty, students, and staff, as well as to integrate equity concerns in its curriculum.
The SUMA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, which was formed in 2020, oversees the MS in Sustainability Management program's anti-racism work, provides accountability for the implementation of recommendations that emerge from committee discussions, and communicates periodically with students, alumni, and faculty on the program’s progress.
The Committee comprises student, alumni, faculty, and staff representatives. The current members are as follows.
• Kizzy Charles-Guzmán (Faculty)
• Dr. Steve Cohen (Faculty)
• Aditi Desai (Student)
• Shruti Deshpande (Alumna)
• John Hodges (Student)
• Rose Onwufor (Alumna)
• Mariví Perdomo Caba (Staff)
• George Sarrinikolaou (Staff)
The student representatives are part of the SUMA Equity Alliance, a new student group supported by the School of Professional Studies.
The Committee meets throughout the year to discuss initiatives and assess progress. The materials and minutes of each meeting are provided below.
SUMA DEI Committee 1st Meeting - Friday, December 11, 2020
SUMA DEI Committee 2nd Meeting - Monday, February 15, 2021