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UCMI Review Panel on campus Nov. 11-13'

STANFORD -- The UCMI (University Committee on Minority Issues) Review Panel is scheduled to make its annual review of Stanford's progress in meeting multicultural goals during a three- day visit Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 11-13.

Sharon Parker, director of the Office for Multicultural Development, said the members of the panel would conduct interviews and fact-finding sessions, and conduct an "exit interview" on Wednesday afternoon. That session is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Wattis Room, Littlefield Management Center.

The panel is charged with reviewing an array of topics on cultural diversity or multiculturalism, and is chaired by Norman Francis, president of Xavier University in New Orleans. The review is organized according to eight standards: institutional vision and commitment; institutional planning and review; faculty; curriculum; staff; student life; student admissions, financial aid and retention; and academic resources.

Other members are:

  • Diana Akiyama, associate dean of the chapel, Stanford;
  • Deborah Britt, United Stanford Workers union;
  • William Demmert, visiting professor, School of Education;
  • Henry Der, Chinese for Affirmative Action, San Francisco;
  • Patricia Fabiano, director, Wellness Program, Western Washington University (former director of Stanford's Cowell Student Health Center);
  • Bernadine Chuck Fong, Stanford University trustee and vice president for instruction, Foothill Community College;
  • Bacardi Jackson, Stanford undergraduate;
  • William A. Johnson, alumnus;
  • Lydia Kennard, alumna, president of KDG Development, Los Angeles;
  • James Leckie, professor, schools of Engineering (civil engineering) and Earth Sciences (by courtesy);
  • Thomas Massey Jr., alumnus and staff member, School of Humanities and Sciences;
  • Clifton Poodry, dean of natural sciences, University of California-Santa Cruz;
  • Blandina Cardenas Ramirez, director, Office of Minority Concerns, American Council on Education, Washington, D.C.;
  • Santiago Rodriguez, manager, Multicultural Programs, Apple Computer;
  • Gloria Scott, president, Bennett College, Greensboro, N.C.;
  • Daryl Smith, associate professor, Claremont Graduate School;
  • Robert Sutton, associate professor of industrial engineering, Stanford;
  • Cliff Wong, Stanford undergraduate.



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