LGBTQ Community Council

Mission Statement | Initiatives | Accomplishments | Members | Links

The LGBTQ Council is a group of community members that work collaboratively with university leadership with the goal of promoting the well-being of all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer identified people and those affected by discrimination based on gender identity and expression. The Council provides community support to create a safe and inclusive environment for UA.

Mission Statement

The LGBTQ Community Council is dedicated to actively building, sustaining, and strengthening efforts to bridge the University of Arizona and Tucson communities by utilizing an intersectional and culturally humble approach (http://www.apa.org/pi/families/resources/newsletter/2013/08/cultural-humility.aspx). To lead in a developing inclusive excellence (http://diversity.arizona.edu/odiex) to improve the experiences of people of all gender identities and sexual orientations while providing students, staff, faculty, and community members the ability to thrive and grow.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns or want to get involved please contact us.

Karla Morales
Director, Office of Multicultural Advancement 
Email: kmorales12@email.arizona.edu
T 520-621-5522

 

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

You can sign up for our LGBTQ Community Council here listserv here:  https://list.arizona.edu/


Council Members

Anaysa Stark

She/ Her(s)/ Ella

Council Chair

Corrie Brinley

she/her/hers

Council member

UA Staff

Deanna Lewis

she/Her

UA staff

Jen Hoefle Olson

she/her/hers

UA Staff

Aimee L. Graves

She/Her/Hers

Council Member

Jill Koyama

she/her/hers

Council Member

Scott Blades

he/him/his

Council Member

Gib Murray

he/him

Council Member

Catherine Moutray

Council Member

Debbie Golden-Davis

Council Member

Adela Licona

Council Member

Michelle Pitot

Council Member

James Scott Pignatella

Council Member

Mari Herreras

Council member

Lauryn Bianco

Council member

Andrea Carmichael

Council member

Kent Burbank

Council member

Liane Wong

Council Member

Steve Zupci

Council Member

Joseph Howell

Council Member

Andrés Cano

Council Member


Initiatives

Accomplishments

  • Our Campus Pride Index was 4.0 in 2013.
  • Our Campus Pride Index has increased to 4.5 stars in 2016.

MEETINGS

The council members are alumni, educators, retirees and community members who are interested in helping the university achieve its goal of embracing our diversity as a strategic source of strength. The council meetings are open to community members. If you are a community member who is interested in joining or attending the LGBTQ CC meetings, please contact Office of Multicultural Advancement at oma@email.arizona.edu for more information. 

MEETING ARCHIVE

  • Monday, May 7, 2018 – Agenda (Agenda | Minutes)
  • Monday, April 2, 2018 – Agenda & Guest: Sabrina Vazquez, Senior Director, UA State Relations (Agenda | Minutes)
  • Monday, March 5, 2018 – Agenda & Guest: Michelle Sun, UA Campus Pantry Advisor (Minutes)
  • Monday, February 5, 2018 – Agenda & Guest: (Agenda | Minutes)
  • Monday, January 8, 2018 – Agenda & Guest: (Agenda | Minutes)
  • Monday, November 6, 2017 – Agenda & Guest: (Agenda | Minutes)
  • Monday, October 2, 2017 – Agenda & Guest: Marla Franco, Director, SAEM/AISS Assessment and Research (Agenda | Minutes | Survey)
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 – Agenda & Guest: Jesus Trevino’, Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence and Senior Diversity Officer (Agenda | Minutes)
  • Monday, August 7, 2017 – Agenda & Guest:  Dr. Monica J. Casper, UA Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Inclusion, Social and Behavioral Sciences  (Agenda | Minutes)
  • Monday, June 5, 2017 Agenda & Guest:  Helena Rodrigues, UA AVP Human Resources and Thomas McDonald Chief of Staff/Operations Manager, Business Affairs and Human Resources  (Agenda | Minutes)
  • Monday, May 1, 2017 – Agenda & Guest:  Glenn Matchett-Morris, Ph.D., Associate Director, UA CAPS, David Salafsky, M.P.H., Director, UA Health Promotion and Preventive Services   (Agenda | Minutes)
  • Monday, April 3, 2017  -  Agenda & Guest:  Shawna Larson, Co-Chair, UA Social Justice and Residential Life Education, Rosalinda Rodriguez, UA Housing Assignment Manager (Agenda | Minutes)
  • Monday, March 6, 2017 – Agenda & Guest:  Syndric Steptoe, Associate Director, UA Athletics, Lacey John, Assistant Director, UA C.A.T.S. Life Skills (Agenda | Minutes)
  • Monday, January 23, 2017 – Agenda & Guest: Chief Brian Seastone, UAPD (Agenda | Minutes)

 

  • Culturally humble - ability to maintain an interpersonal stance that is other-oriented (or open to the other) in relation to aspects of cultural identity that are most important to the [person].
  • Inclusive Excellence - a strategy for transforming the University of Arizona into an institution that conceptualizes inclusiveness and excellence as one in the same, makes inclusiveness ubiquitous, assigns responsibility for inclusiveness to everyone on campus, and utilizes a broad definition of diversity and inclusiveness.