Avinash Reddy Mettu scales a climbing wall during Spring Fling 2016 in the Peace Quad on May 7.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
April 4, 2016
Clark has extensive experience as community safety program director and intergenerational programs director of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley in Rochester, N.Y. She has also worked in alumni programs at the University of Rochester, as director of multicultural affairs at SUNY Geneseo, and as special assistant to the president for multicultural programs and affirmative action as well as Educational Opportunity Program counselor at SUNY New Paltz.
In her role, Clark will advance the diversity mission of the University by seeking to create an environment that is inclusive and supportive of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
“It really is the perfect time to build the center,” said Clark. “Unlike many other centers, President Stenger, Valerie Hampton and others who crafted the plan purposefully placed the center in the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This will give me the opportunity to work broadly across the entire University, supporting students, faculty and staff as well as gaining support from alumni.”
Clark earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in human development and counseling from the University of Rochester, and her EdD in executive leadership from St. John Fisher College.
She begins her duties at Binghamton today, Monday, April 4.
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If you plan to retire this year, you must file your ERS application within 15 to 90 days prior to your retirement effective date and, if desired, arrange a benefit consultation with an ERS representative by calling (866) 805-0990. All consultations are held in the Binghamton State Office Building, 44 Hawley St., Room 606.
You will also meet with an employee benefits representative from the University’s Human Resources Department prior to your retirement.
• Feb. 9, 16, 23
• March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
• April 5, 12, 19, 26
• May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
• June 7, 14, 21, 28
You may also find it helpful to refer to the HR Preparing For Retirement Checklist found online.
November 12, 2015
As we consider the concerns raised at the University of Missouri, Ithaca College, Yale and other college campuses, we must be steadfast in our efforts to ensure that we create and sustain a campus that is welcoming and respectful of all persons regardless of identity.
We work very hard to ensure that Binghamton University is a place where all people are respected, and as a community of scholars, we are committed to open and respectful dialogue regarding inclusive practices for faculty, staff and students. As an institution, we have and will continue to address concerns raised by our students as well as seek new ways to make sure that Binghamton remains a campus where inclusion and equity are among the defining principles of our University.
Since establishment of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in 2013, we have initiated and implemented the following activities and programs:
• Cultural Competency Training for faculty, staff and students
• Dispute resolution services
• Development of intergroup dialogue courses and expansion of current pluralism courses.
• Launched a search for a director for the LGBTQ Resource Center
• Added and/or transitioned more than 40+ single-stall bathrooms into gender neutral bathrooms
• Support of the Faculty and Staff of Color Association as a new affinity group
• Working with TAN (The Academic Network) to increase and retain faculty and staff of color through revising the search process and developing retention initiatives.
• Collaborative discussions around STEM programs and initiatives and how to increase students of color in the STEM majors and what are the current challenges for students.
• “I AM UDIVERSITY” Project for students to have an outlet to tell their stories.
• Micro-aggressions Project that provides an outlet for students to discuss micro-aggressions in a constructive way.
• Collaboration with Undergraduate Admissions to enhance recruitment efforts for students of color.
• Expansion of the MRC Translation and Interpretation Program among faculty and staff.
• Held first Annual Alumni of Color Reunion during Homecoming 2015.
There is always more to be done and we remain open to your suggestions and to continuing dialogue on this important aspect of our University.
For more information on any of these initiatives or to make suggestions, contact the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at 607-777-4775 or reach us directly at the address links below.
Chief Diversity Officer
September 30, 2015
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