Diversity Advisory Councils

The Diversity Advisory Councils collaborate with University of Arizona leadership to support the UA’s diversity priorities. The Advisory Councils work to promote diversity, inclusion and shared decision-making, as well as emphasize diversity in every aspect of our institutional culture, reinforcing the core values of the university's strategic plan

Individual council members are volunteers who are committed to helping the UA be successful in its mission to serve the community prioritized by that council. They are advocates for the UA community, and advocates for the community to the UA. They are alumni, educators, retirees and people who are interested in helping the university achieve its goal of embracing our diversity as a strategic source of strength. The advisory members represent some of the leading nonprofit, educational and business groups in Southern Arizona; some council members serve at-large.

The work of the various advisory councils is supported by the division of Equity and Inclusion. If you would like more information about any of our diversity Advisory Councils, please contact:

Ivy K. Banks, M.Ed., J.D. 
Associate Vice Provost, Diversity & Inclusion 
Office of Diversity & Inclusion 
Email: ivybanks@arizona.edu 

Denise TrimbleSmith
Program Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Email: dtrimblesmith@arizona.edu 

Charlinda Haudley
Program Coordinator Senior, Office of Multicultural Advancement
Division of Equity, Inclusion
Email: chaudley@arizona.edu
T 520-621-8266

Diversity Advisory Councils

  1. Asian Pacific American Advisory Council
  2. Black Advisory Council
  3. Disability Advisory Council
  4. Hispanic Advisory Council
  5. Two Spirit & LGBTQ Advisory Council
  6. Native American Advisory Council
  7. University Religious Council