Equity and Diversity Committee 

The Equity and Diversity Committee is focused on enriching the lives of all constituents of Arkansas Tech University and to ensure that opportunities are available to everyone regardless of color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, national origin, religion, veteran status, genetic information, or disability in any of its practices, policies, or procedures.


Coordinator for Affirmative Action and Title IX (Chair), Deputy Title IX Coordinator (also serving athletics), Associate Dean For Student Wellness (or designee), Director of Health Services, Chief of Public Safety, Dean of Students (or designee), three students appointed by the Student Government Association, three faculty members appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and a Human Resources Representative.  Appointed faculty members should not serve more than three successive terms. A term equals one year.


Monitor and maintain compliance with all applicable federal and state laws that will foster Arkansas Tech University's commitment to building and sustaining an all-inclusive campus community. The committee will serve the campus by leading efforts to create an environment that respects, celebrates, and cultivates diversity and inclusion. This will be accomplished by formulating recommendations, reviewing policy, and identifying steps to implement recommendations.

2020-2021 Membership

Christina Stolarz, Director of HR and Affirmative Action Officer (Chair)
Kristy Davis, Associate Dean For Student Wellness/Director of Health Services
Josh McMillian, Chief of Public Safety
Amy Pennington, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Title IX Coordinator
Naquindra BrooksAssistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Mitzi Reano, HR Representative-Ozark Campus
Leigh Hill, HR Representative
Kristie Moore, Librarian-Ozark Campus
Will CooperAssociate Dean for Student Conduct
Academic Affairs Representatives
Nelson RamirezProfessor of Spanish
Erin ClairAssociate Professor of English, Director of College Operations, and Director of General Education
Troy NortonSenior Instructor of Health and Physical Education
Lynnette GilbertAssistant Professor of Art
Tara Malone, Visiting Lecturer of English
Student Representatives
Hanyang (Albert) Zhang, Student Representative
Leon FieldsStudent Representative
Olivia Rowe, Student Representative