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Retriever Courage Initiative Structure

University Steering Committee: This committee will serve as the advisory team for the implementation team and the training implementation team.

  • Adam Harvey ’17, Ph.D. ’21, Chair and Graduate Student Association Vice President
  • Damian Doyle ’99, M.S. ’16, Vice Chair and Professional Staff Senate President
  • Gunes Koru, Faculty Senate President
  • Bobby Lubaszewski ’10, Professional Staff Senate Vice President
  • Roy Prouty ’16 M.S., Graduate Student Association President
  • Jared Richard, Speaker of the Senate, Student Government Association
  • Diana Smith, Non-Exempt Staff Senate President
  • Collin Sullivan, Student Government Association President
  • Melody Wright, Non-Exempt Staff Senate Vice President
Subcommittees of USC

Faculty/Staff Advisory Committee: This committee consists of faculty and staff with relevant interest and expertise, who aim to provide a voice for, bring forward the concerns of, and share feedback from our constituents. Our work focuses on exploring best practices from other institutions; reviewing the resources, practices, and policies we have at UMBC; and sharing recommendations to the University Steering Committee for improvement and change. Through this work, our group aims to support and promote a safe and welcoming environment for all, where the values of respect, dedication to inclusive excellence, and community define our culture.

Student Advisory Committee: This group aims to convene members with relevant interests/expertise to provide a voice for and share feedback from their constituents; from this committee, members will also be asked to participate in the procurement advisory group.

Procurement Process Teams

1. Evaluation Committee: This committee selected the external consultant/firm.

  • Susan McDonough, Associate Professor of History and affiliate faculty of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies
  • Jess Myers, Director, Women’s Center and Advisor, We Believe You
  • Christopher Murphy, Professor of Psychology
  • Bobbie L. Hoye, Title IX Coordinator
  • Bruce Herman, Director of Health and Counseling
  • Procurement expert

2. Faculty/Staff/Student Procurement Advisory Group: This group participated in interviews and was selected from faculty, staff, and student advisory committees.

  • Nadia BenAissa, Student Representative
  • Michelle Bobovych, Specialist, Division of Information Technology
  • Meryl Cozart, Lecturer, Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy
  • Jodi Kelber-Kaye, Associate Director, Honors College
  • Christa Lewis, Student Representative
  • Marcella Mellinger, Associate Professor, Social Work
  • Margarita Correa-Mendez, Student Representative
  • James Milani, Assistant Dean of Administration and Operations, College of Engineering and Information Technology
  • Libra Valentine, Student Representative
  • Laura Ting, Associate Professor, Social Work
Training Implementation Team

This team will roll out and manage mandatory training.

  • Sarah Shin, Chair, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Lisa Akchin, Associate Vice President, Engagement
  • David Gleason, General Counsel
  • Bobbie L. Hoye, Title IX Coordinator
  • Kevin Joseph, Senior Director, Business Intelligence, Division of Information Technology
  • Brandon Liu, Student Representative
  • Jess Myers, Director, Women’s Center
  • Haley Owens, Student Representative
  • Bruce Perry, Deputy Chief of Police
  • Laura Ting, Associate Professor of Social Work
  • Jill Wardell, Director, Workplace Learning and Wellness
Implementation Team

An accountability team was put in place to address some immediate short-term campus needs. This group now becomes the Implementation Team. The team will continue to work on campus lighting, campus signage, the new campus ID card, as well as other recommendations from students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

  • Lynne Schaefer, Co-chair, Vice President for Administration and Finance
  • Nancy Young, Co-chair, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Nadia BenAissa ‘20, Co-chair, Student Advisory Committee
  • Candace Dodson-Reed ‘96, Chief of Staff, President’s Office
  • Elle Everhart, Program Management Specialist, Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies
  • Jodi Kelber-Kaye, Associate Director, Honors College
  • Christine Mallinson, Director of the Center for Social Science Scholarship; Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture; and affiliate faculty of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies
  • Susan McDonough, Associate Professor of History and affiliate faculty of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies
  • Marcela Sarmiento Mellinger, Associate Professor of Social Work
  • Christopher Murphy, Professor of Psychology
  • Jess Myers, Director, Women’s Center
  • Morgan Thomas ‘13, Assistant General Counsel
  • Aliya Webermann, Co-chair, Student Advisory Committee, and Clinical and Community Psychology Doctoral Student
Implementation Process

Faculty/Staff and Student Advisory Committees will take recommendations to the University Steering Committee (USC). The USC leads UMBC’s shared governance process. The committee establishes rules insuring the proper coordination of the five Senates, appoints ad hoc committees on shared issues and represents the interests of the five Senates to the UMBC Administration, the USM Administration, and the Board of Regents.The USC will work with the Implementation Team to finalize recommendations for submission to the Vice Presidents and Deans, who will review and sign off on proposed actions, policies, budget allocations, etc., which will then be submitted to the President for final approval.