Committees

Awards Committee

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The Awards Committee reviews nominees for the REF-ies, which serves as NDR’s annual internal achievement awards honoring faculty and staff who uphold and demonstrate the values of being Responsive, Effective, and Friendly. A call for peer nominations is sent each Spring and awardees are announced at NDR’s annual We Love July Party. 

The committee also assists in the nomination of NDR colleagues for the University's Presidential Awards, Michiana 40 Under 40, and more.

Members: Alex Hardy (Chair), Jasmin Avila, Heather BoydScott Hampton

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Formed in Spring 2021, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is the newest employee-led NDR task force. Members self-nominated and split up into workgroups with the intention of making real progress on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Members: Joanna McNulty (Co-Chair), Carolina Avendano, Andy Bullock, Michael Cramer, Patrick DeeganMelanie DeFordKara PrimmerAmelia LutzNydia Morales-SotoPrakash NallathambySamantha RumschlagKatie Rutledge (Co-Chair), Jessica SchillerJess StroudMary Wachira, Aviva Wulfsohn

Green Committee

The Green Committee is currently on hiatus until return to campus is in full swing. The committee's work focuses on championing sustainable office practices and lightening the division's environmental footprint.

Members: Ed Ackerley, Mark DeVore, Joanne FaheyKara PrimmerGinger SigmonSusan Tuskan

NDR Cares Committee

NDR Cares is the division's service arm focused on providing material and spiritual support for employees who face unexpected loss or hardships as well as organizing volunteer opportunities in the wider community for those who want to give back.

Members: Susan Tuskan (Chair), Janet KenyonJessica ReyesKatie RutledgeJessica SchillerJoey SummersBrandi Wampler