President’s Charge to Task Force

A message from President Huddleston to the Task Force on Campus Climate

Thursday, September 7, 2017
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My charge to the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate is to identify issues of race, inclusion and civility on our campuses and to make recommendations for action. I would like the task force to review existing initiatives and to identify any gaps that need to be addressed. The task force should also make recommendations to improve the process by which ongoing efforts are coordinated, monitored, assessed and communicated to our community. Because the issues the task force must address touch every corner of the university, extensive engagement with our community is essential. I therefore expect the task force to reach out to and involve the entire UNH community in its work. I would ask that a final report be made by Jan. 19, 2018.

President’s Task Force on Campus Climate


  • Nancy Targett (Co-chair, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs)
  • Jaime Nolan (Co-chair, Associate Vice President for Community, Equity and Diversity)
  • Vicki Banyard (Professor of Psychology and Consultant at UNH Prevention Innovations Research Center)
  • Cristy Beemer (Faculty Senator, Associate Professor of English)
  • Darnelle Bosquet-Fleurival (Assistant Director of Residential Life)
  • Dennis Britton (Associate Professor of English)
  • Anne Broussard (Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services)
  • Paul Dean (Chief, UNH Police Department)
  • Kathy Fletcher (Librarian, UNH Law School)
  • Sarah Jacobs (Director of Strategic Initiatives, Manchester)
  • Rogers Johnson (President, Seacoast NAACP)
  • Annie Jones (Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of the President)
  • J. Ted Kirkpatrick (Dean of Students/Sr. Vice Provost for Student Life)
  • Debora McCann (Director, Education Talent Search)
  • Deborah Merrill-Sands (Dean, Paul College of Business and Economics)
  • Marty Scarano (Director, Intercollegiate Athletics)
  • Mike Shuttic (Director, Accessibility Services)
  • Andrew Smith (Independent Human Resources Management Consultant)
  • Donna Marie Sorrentino (Director, Affirmative Action and Equity)
  • Selina Taylor (Associate Director, McNair Scholars Program; co-chair, President’s Commission on Status of People of Color)
  • Keith Timmerman (Human Resources Partner)
  • P.T. Vasudevan (Sr. Vice Provost for Academic Affairs)
  • Alexandra Padilla (Graduate Student, Ocean Engineering)

Undergraduate Students

  • Black Student Union (Co-chairs’ designee is Elysa Caisey)
  • Diversity Support Coalition (Chair, Jhenneffer Marcal)
  • Interfraternity Council (VP of Scholarship, David Wright)
  • Panhellenic Council (President, Meghan Linehan)
  • Student Government (Elena Ryan, Community Development Chair)
  • Student Athletes
    • Treyvon Bryant (Football)
    • Peyton Booth (Women’s Basketball)
    • Mimi Troare (Women’s Gymnastics)

Committee Staff

  • Susan Chalifoux (Assistant to the Provost, Office of the Provost)
  • Mica Stark (Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs)

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