North Dakota University System
NDUS Councils

Diversity Council


The Diversity Council works to ensure diversity policies adopted by the State Board of Higher Education are implemented and observed on University System campuses. The council advocates for effective approaches to diversity issues and encourages campus diversity initiatives. The council also provides information about practices campuses can adopt to improve retention rates and ensure student success.

Council members are appointed by campus presidents. The chancellor also appoints an NDUS staff member and a liaison from the Chancellor's Cabinet, which is made up of the campus presidents.

The council meets either face-to-face or via Interactive Video Network.

For more information, contact Katie Fitzsimmons, Director of Student Affairs, 701-328-4109.


Diversity Council Members
  Katie Fitzsimmons North Dakota University System
  Thomas Mitzel NDUS Chancellor's Cabinet Liaison
  Amy Juhala Bismarck State College
  Mary Sennert Bismarck State College
  James Hollowell Dakota College at Bottineau
  Perzen Akolawala Dickinson State University
  Kristi Kienast Hernandez Lake Region State College
  Andrew Pflipsen Mayville State University
  Dina Zavala-Petherbridge Mayville State University
  Harry Hoffman Minot State University
  Annette Mennem Minot State University
  Jackie Marquardt North Dakota State College of Science
  Jane Vangsness Frisch North Dakota State College of Science
  Kara Gravley-Stack North Dakota State University
  Jaclynn Wallette North Dakota State University
  Stacey Borboa-Peterson University of North Dakota
  Stephanie Roelfsema Valley City State University
  Kim Weismann Williston State College
  Ayaka Ohi North Dakota Student Association Representative


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