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Communications & Alumni

Provides a voice and face for the commission on campus and for alumni.

Chair: Shannon Herron

Members: David Byrd, Trevor Dunn, Diane Goble, Tatiana Leavitt, Joe Miles, Lauren Moret, Ben Young


Equity & Climate

Investigates LGBTQ social, policy, and procedural issues; promotes new LGBTQ research.

Co-Chairs: Rachel Cross & Jennifer Morrow

Members: Sterling Field, Chandler Frumin, Denise Gardner, John McNair, Joanne Patterson, Barbara Thayer-Bacon, Eric Wade


Membership & Awards

Recruits applicants, facilitates application processes, handles annual leadership nominations and elections along with nominations and voting for Chancellor’s Honors awards.

Co-Chairs: Luke Garton & Jennifer Jabson

Members: Sarah Curtis, Cody Harrison, Tyler Lewelling, Kirsten Pitcock, Alissa Reeves, Kelley Spencer


Transgender & Non-binary Issues

Chair: Danielle Burton

Members: Bonnie Benson-Palmgren, Elliott DeVore, Joel Kramer, Jordan Smith

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