Office of the President

Meetings: 2010 Commission Work for 2010-2011 Academic Year | The President’s Commission for LGBT Issues

Commission Work for 2010-2011 Academic Year


1a. Commission briefing for the new President:
Nick Sakurai
Demetrius Colvin
Coke Farmer*
Tanner Wray

2b. Survey / Needs Assessment / Focus Groups
Nick Sakurai
JV Sapinoso
Laura Scott*
Noah Drezner
Other students (solicited by Jay Garvey)

2c. Town Hall Meetings/ Open forums throughout the year
Topic-based v. Population-based
Possible topics
1. Future of the Out List
2. Naming - Is “LGBT” current? Does it serve our purposes?
3. Gauging the campus climate
4. Campus LGBT issues, current needs
Mark Brimhall-Vargas*
Shaunna Lynette Payne Gold
Natalia Cuadra-Saez
Brooke Auxier
Tanner Wray

2d. Policy issues and identifying equity gaps
Make a list of policy issues
Identify campus and legislative issues that lack basic levels of inclusiveness
Relationship recognition and the future of DP benefits
Working on benefits at a system level

Sue Elliott*
Nancy Yeroshefsky
Coke Farmer
Nick Sakurai

3. Transgender Issues and Gender Identity/Expression
a. Gender neutral restrooms
b. Transgender inclusion in Resident Life, placements, etc.
c. Inclusion in health care and insurance (students and employees)
d. Anti-discrimination policy
e. Documentation, records, preferred name/gender
Nancy Yeroshefsky
Dan Hayes
Tosh Patterson
Penny Jacobs
Luke Jensen*

5. Staff & Faculty:
Building community among staff/faculty
Building connections between staff/faculty and students, alumni, prospective
students, etc.
Bob Mueck
Shaunna Lynette Payne Gold*
Joan Bellsey

6d & 7e. Graduate and Undergrad Curriculum:
Demetrius Colvin
Jay Garvey
Marilee Lindemann*