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San Diego State University

Diversity Starts Here

Working group: Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Faculty*

Goal: Invest in the recruitment and retention of under-represented faculty and staff through targeted activities

Committee Members

Chair: Edith Benkov, Chair (Academic Affairs)

  • Thom Harpole, Employee Relations (Business and Financial Affairs)
  • Aaron Bruce, President’s Office
  • Emilio Ulloa, College of Sciences (Academic Affairs)
  • Cathie Atkins, College of Sciences (Academic Affairs)
  • Thais Alves, College of Engineering (Academic Affairs)
  • Charles Toombs, College of Arts and Letters (Academic Affairs)
  • Marya Edgar, Associated Students Representative
  • Raquel Martin, Associated Students Representative
  • Anne Donadey, University Senate Representative
  • John Baxter, University Senate Representative

*An additional working group for staff will be convened in the near future

Click here to learn more about the progress of this working group


For Additional Resources and support in Recruiting Historically Underrepresented Faculty

Edith Benkov, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs


Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Aaron I. Bruce, Chief Diversity Officer

Office of Employee Relations & Compliance

Thom Harpole, Employee Relations Manager