Diversity & Inclusion

Barnard’s core mission is to rigorously educate and empower women, providing them with the ability to think, discern, and move effectively in the world—a world that is different from when the College was founded. Now more than ever, the success of our mission depends on the extent to which our community is diverse, inclusive, and equitable.
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Council on Diversity and Inclusion

The Council's Charge

The Council on Diversity and Inclusion is a standing committee appointed by the President and comprised of students, faculty, staff, alumnae and trustees who are responsible for setting goals and developing programs that promote the College’s mission to be the most diverse, inclusive and equitable community possible.

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Prioritized Goals for 2017-18

In its inaugural year, President Beilock and Provost Bell announced that the Council will prioritize the following goals:

  • expanding the dialogue around diversity, inclusion and equity
  • developing a structure for reviewing proposals from the community
  • organizing and co-sponsoring campus-wide events, starting with an inaugural event in Spring 2018
  • creating a framework for assessing the effectiveness of initiatives

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Other College initiatives supporting the mission »

Meet the Council

Council Chair

Debra Minkoff

Debra Minkoff
Prof. of Sociology
Dean for Faculty Diversity and Development

Student Representatives

Faculty Representatives

Elizabeth Hutchinson

Elizabeth Hutchinson
Assoc. Prof. of Art History

Karen Santos Dasilva

Karen Santos Da Silva
Lecturer of French Lang. and Lit.

Manu Vimalassery

Manu Vimalassery
Asst. Prof. of American Studies

Exempt Staff Representatives

Anthony Otero
Assoc. Dir., Events Management

Alina Wong

Alina Wong
Assoc. Dean for Student Life

Non-Exempt Staff Representatives

Nikki Chambers

Nikki Chambers
Admissions Counselor


Christina Majia
HVAC Mechanic

Alumnae Representatives

Trustee Representatives

Jyoti Menon '01
Pres. of AABC

Ex Officio

Rob Goldberg, Chief Operating Officer


Staff to Council

Marquita Amoah, Administrative Assistant, President's Office



Upcoming Events

Related Events

Thursday, March 1, 2018
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
A conversation and exhibit
Event Oval, The Diana Center
Monday, March 19, 2018
A lecture with Maria C. Abascal
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
A conversation with Sana Amanat '04
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall