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Commission members:

  • Commission Role Descriptions
  • Serve on at least one committee or serve as Chair/Co-Chair of a committee.
    • Provide input to the committee.
    • Assist with the work on the agenda set forth by committee and/or commission.
    • Attend monthly commission meetings.
    • Serve as a community liaison for the campus LGBT community as an ally to all members of the community.

2018-19 Voting Members

  • Joel Anderson, Co-Chair, Faculty, Nursing
  • Mitsunori Misawa, Co-Chair, Faculty, Educational Psychology & Counseling (Listserv Owner)
  • Lettie Flores, Co-Chair, Faculty, Department of Psychology (Listserv Owner)
  • Bonnie Benson-Palmgren, Staff, Student Counseling Center
  • Michael Bloodworth, Undergraduate student, Graphic Design
  • Danielle Burton, Graduate student, Department of Mathematics
  • Pamela Durban, Staff, School of Information Sciences
  • Sterling Field, Graduate student, BCMB
  • Ciara Gazaway, Graduate student, Pride Center
  • Diane Goble, Staff, Multicultural Student Life
  • Brandon Harris, Staff, UT Housing
  • Cody Harrison, Staff, Student Success Center
  • Allison Heming, Staff, Office of Research and Engagement
  • Jennifer Jabson, Faculty, Department of Public Health
  • Bonnie Johnson, Staff, Pride Center Coordinator
  • Kelley Kain, Staff, UT Police Department
  • Joel Kramer, Staff, UT Housing
  • Cal Lane, Undergraduate student, Social Work and Political Science
  • Stephanie Langley, Staff, First Year Studies
  • Lauren Moret, Faculty, Educational Psychology and Counseling
  • Joanne Patterson, Graduate student, Department of Public Health
  • James Perlow, Undergraduate student, Public Administration
  • Tammy Renalds, Staff, CEHHS Advising
  • Luke Sciulli, Graduate student, College Student Personnel
  • Phyliss Shey, Staff, Student Success Center
  • Chris Shuping, Staff, Arts and Sciences Advising
  • Jordan Smith-Porter, Staff, Center for Student Engagement
  • Marilyn Waggoner, Undergraduate student, Business Analytics
  • Lizeth Zepeda, Faculty, Library

Ex-officio Voting Members

  • Sharon Couch, Chair, Commission for Blacks
  • Angela Batey, Chair, Council for Diversity and Interculturalism 
  • Rachel Chen, Chair, Commission for Women
  • Eric Carr, Exempt Staff Council 
  • Misty Anderson, Faculty Senate President
  • Samuel Turley, Student Government Association representative
  • Noelia Pacheco, Graduate Student Senate representative
  • Nancy Thacker, Graduate Research Assistant, Commission for LGBT People & Commission for Women

Ex-officio Nonvoting Members

  • Danny Glassmann, Associate Dean of Students
  • Mary Lucal, Human Resources
  • Jennifer Richter, Office of Equity and Diversity


*The inclusion of names on this list does not indicate any sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity of an individual member.