Advancing Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Priority

“Diversity and demographics” is one of President Barron’s six main imperatives for Penn State as he began his term as president. Finance & Business has made diversity a part of our strategic planning for more than two decades. We have made significant strides, and we plan to keep on leading the way.

Our Advancing Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Priority Team is focused on identifying ways to ensure a safe and welcoming climate for all of our staff within Finance & Business, to ensure that they are valued, appreciated, respected, and feel comfortable showing up as their true and authentic selves day in and day out.

Goals

  • Recruit and retain a racially/ethnically diverse workforce
  • Find and implement ways to measure diversity & inclusion accountability efforts
  • Communicate diversity & inclusion initiatives throughout F&B
  • Reduce the fear of retaliation for reporting inappropriate behavior

Team Members

Christine Bowers
Financial Officer
Office of Corporate Controller
814-863-6285

 

David Brown
Facilities Supervisor
Office of Physical Plant
814-863-3343

 

Duane Bullock
Manager for Supplier Diversity
Environmentally Responsible Purchasing
Auxiliary & Business Services
814-865-5417

 

Madeline Cantu
Design Resources Coordinator
Office of Physical Plant
814-863-4242

 

Susan Cromwell, PhD
Director
Organizational Change Management Office
814-867-5187

 

Emil L. Cunningham, PhD
Director 
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
814-865-6574

 

Vernon Davis
Contractor Liaison
Office of Physical Plant
814-863-2520

 

 

Carol Eicher
Human Resources Consultant
Auxiliary & Business Services
814-865-6614

 

Rebecca Gillan
Business Analyst
Enterprise Project Management Office
814-867-5111

 

 

Brenda Hall
Asst. Manager
Auxiliary & Business Services
814-865-2529

 

Monica Himes
Sargeant
University Police
814-865-1864

Amanda Kuo
Data Analytics Specialist
Central Finance & Business
814-865-6574

 

Sharon Lucas- ex officio
Data Systems Manager
Office of Investment Management
814-863-9150

 

 

Richel Perretti
Contract Manager
Office of Corporate Controller
814-863-5538

 

Kelli Prescott
IT Project Manager
Office of Physical Plant
814-867-5057

 

Katie Schiavi, CPA
Senior Accountant
Office of Investment Management
814-863-9150

 

 

Iris Richardson
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
University Police and Public Safety
814-865-4381

 

Victoria Prewitt-Rodriguez
Administrative Support Assistant
Auxiliary & Business Services
814-863-1255

 

 

David Rose
Assistant Vice President
Auxiliary & Business Services
814-865-3061

 

 

Jason Thomas
Special Projects Coordinator, Transportation Services
Auxiliary & Business Services
814-867-5379

 

Tatiana Zwerling
IT Auditor
Office of Internal Audit 
814-865-9597