Commission Members

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Esther Swilley and Kathrin Schrick - Interim Commission Chairs

Faculty Representatives

Esther Swilley

Marketing Department Head/Associate Professor
College of Business Administration

Judy Klimek

Clinical Professor of Anatomy and Histology
College of Veterinary Medicine

Kathleen Voecks

Head of Design, Associate Professor
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

KSU Salina Aerospace and Technology Faculty Representative

Kris Grinter

Director of Admissions
KSU Salina Aerospace and Technology

Unclassified Professionals

Leena Chakrabarti

Associate Director, Academic Student Services
International Programs

Laurel Moody

Assistent Dean
Office of Student Life

Natasha Taylor

Academic Program Coordinator
Staley School of Leadership

University Support Staff Representatives







Student Representatives

Sophia Thuenemann

Co-Director, Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention
Student Governing Association

Undergraduate, Human Development and Family Science

Slava Prokhorets

Graduate Student, Psychological Sciences

Payton Lynn

Undergraduate, Educational Studies

Kate Thomas

Undergraduate, Political Science

Taylor Witt

Undergraduate, Mass Communications

Ex Officio Representatives

Stephanie Foran

Assistant Director
Center for Advocacy, Response and Education

Christie Launius

Associate Head
Social Transformation Studies

Jeannie Brown Leonard

Vice Provost for Student Success
Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President

Colleen Rittmann

Executive Assistant
Office of the Vice President for Student Life

Sara Thurston

International Student and Scholar Services

Kathrin Schrick

Past Chair (2021-22)
Associate Professor, Divison of Biology

Brandon Haddock

Coordinator, LGBTQ Resource Center

Rachel Levitt

LGBTQ Faculty Staff Alliance, and Chair, Transgender Taskforce
Teaching Assistant Professor, Social Transformation Studies

Amber Shumway

Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator

Rana Johnson

Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging