Implementation Committee

Sara Pozzi
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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“It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve the college community in the newly-established position of Director of DEI for the COE. I am passionate about this work because it is critical to our mission to create an equitable and inclusive environment where all of our students, faculty, and staff can thrive and do their best work.”

Michael Wellman
Academic Affairs

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“We attain a higher level of learning and discovery through collaboration with people who bring different perspectives, experiences, and ways of thinking.”

Robert Scott

Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach

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“For me, DEI is personal.  My experience as a student at Michigan was joy and pain…all at the same time.  The joy of learning and growing here changed my life. But I often felt like a stranger in a foreign land.  I am committed to ensuring that EVERYONE feels like Michigan is their home and they belong.”

Joanna Millunchick
Undergraduate Education

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“My goal is to ensure that every single student has the opportunity to fully participate in a pre eminent engineering education so that they can practice their purpose and create a better world.”

Mary-Ann Mycek
Graduate Education

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“As the Associate Dean for Graduate Education, one of my goals is to create a graduate educational experience that is among the finest in the world for Master’s and Ph.D. engineering students. Serving on the College DEI Implementation Committee enables me to ensure progress towards that goal by fostering a graduate student experience that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.”

Steve Ceccio
Research

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“Our collective efforts to advance human knowledge and engineering discovery are only enhanced by the diverse backgrounds and talents of our students, staff, and faculty at UM.”

Jeanne Murabito
Office of Student Affairs

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“Michigan Engineering is a community committed to making a difference through the education of all students.  I demonstrate my personal dedication to our mission by serving and inspiring a broader, and more diverse community through my role on the DEI Implementation Team.  My work transforms the College’s ideals into tangible support for our students, which ultimately benefits the common good.”

Lyonel Milton
Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach

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“I am passionate about serving on the DEI Implementation Team because it gives me a chance to directly contribute to the college’s efforts to create and maintain a climate that fosters respect for difference and works to ensure that a world-class experience is synonymous with a world-class education.”

Deborah Mero
Resource Planning & Management

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“In my current role on the College Diversity committee, co-leading the ME2020 culture pillar and leading the COE Staff DEIC committee,  I am in a unique position to facilitate changes to our culture as we work to make our college a welcoming and inclusive place for all. When we “practice our purpose” and live out our values, we will grow that much stronger as a community. I am excited to see the progress we make as this journey continues.”

Jennifer Judge Hensel
Communication & Marketing

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“I am the holder of 24 forms of privilege. I proudly contribute to the College’s DEI board because I feel it is my duty to use my privilege honorably, and to work to ensure the College of Engineering is an equitable and inclusive place for all our community.”

Tershia Pinder-Grover
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering (CRLT)

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“I am excited about the ways we can transform the culture, especially in the teaching-learning environment, to be more inclusive so that all (students and instructors) can reach their full potential.”

Heidi Sherick
Academic Affairs

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“I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the DEI implementation committee so I can continue to learn from others, share my experience, and impact change.  As a leadership coach I work to heighten awareness, build meaning and expand choices for individuals. I strive to actively listen and stay curious. Moving from a “knowing culture” to a “learning culture” is key when working with others and keeping an open mind.  Each of us has varied complimentary experiences, qualifications, and skills that contribute to our efforts and enrich the involvement in Michigan Engineering as a student, alumni, staff or faculty. I constantly am reminded of a Mark Twain quote…”It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble.  It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”