Dean Sumichrast thanked all members for their service on the Pamplin Multicultural Diversity Committee (MCDC) and provided an overview of the Pamplin Standing Committees Definitions and Procedures. In most cases, committee members will serve no longer than two consecutive two-year terms. This will ensure some continuity, as well as allow for new perspectives. The committee will continue to serve in an advisory capacity to Dean Sumichrast. The committee will make recommendations to the Dean via the meeting minutes, to include but not limited to, the recommendation of a faculty or staff member for the Diversity Excellence Award, and the selection of a committee member to serve as faculty liaison to the Multicultural Council.
Dean Sumichrast asked that the Committee review the current Committee charge and consider revisions appropriate to the current focus of the College on faculty, staff, and students.