FUNCTION: To address the matter of recruitment and retention
of minority students and to advise the Faculty Council and the
president on constructive solutions to alleviate the problems of
recruitment and retention.
Four members of the General Faculty, one departmental faculty minority liaison officer (appointed by the president), two University staff members (at least one of whom shall be an academic adviser or graduate coordinator), four students (student members shall be appointed by the president in the fall from a panel of names submitted by the Student Government and the Graduate Student Assembly and shall include at least one graduate student), coordinator of the UT Learning Center, and three members of the administration. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two members of the Faculty Council for one-year terms as members of the committee. The vice president for community and school relations, the vice provost for inclusion and cross cultural effectiveness, a representative from the Black Alumni Association, and a representative from the Hispanic Alumni Association will serve as ex officio members without votes. The committee shall elect its own chair and vice chair, who shall be members of the General Faculty.
associate professor, communication sciences and disorders
1Chair Lorenzo Candelaria resigned from the committee effective spring 2007, at which time Augustine Garza (vice chair) assumed the role of committee chair.
Lorenzo Candelaria was replaced by Lisa M. Bedore, who will serve until August 31, 2007.