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Equity Grievance Panel Members

EGP panel members are an informal source of advice and referral for those who seek a solution to problems of discrimination, harassment, or sexual assault, or who wish to discuss their concern before deciding whether to file a formal complaint.
Equity Grievance Panel members endeavor to listen to and respect the wishes of an individual who brings forward a discrimination or harassment concern. You are not alone.

It may not be possible, however, for a conversation with a panel member to be kept in confidence due to ethical and legal obligations to investigate incidents for the protection of all members of the community. Said another way, the adviser may not be able to simply to listen, without taking action.
Who can provide confidential support?
An individual who wishes to receive emotional support only should contact one of the following confidential counseling resources:
How can panel members help and how are they trained?
Panel members are trained in all aspects of the grievance process to:
  • Provide sensitive intake and initial counseling of complaints
  • Participate in conflict resolution
  • Investigate complaints
  • Act as advisers to those involved in complaints
  • Serve on hearing panels for complaints, and
  • Serve on appellate panels.
EGP members also recommend proactive policies, and serve in an educative role for the community. EGP members receive annual training organized by the Title IX Coordinator, including a review of Colgate policies and procedures so that they are able to provide accurate information to members of the community. All EGP members are required to attend this annual training. All administrative advisers also undergo training with the panel regardless of whether they are formally appointed to the panel.

2016-17 Equity Grievance Panel Chairs

Kim Taylor

Kim Taylor

Co-chair for Students; Associate Dean of Conduct

Phone: 315-228-7426
ktaylor@colgate.edu

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Kim has been at Colgate since 2003, serving as an administrative dean before becoming the associate dean for conduct in 2012. As the dean for conduct, Kim chairs the university student conduct board and student equity grievance panel hearings. In addition, she educates students on Colgate's policies and processes during orientation and throughout the year at various brown bags and classroom visits. Prior to coming to Colgate, Kim was a secondary history and sociology teacher at Hamilton High School. She earned her B.A. in History from Syracuse University and attended Colgate University for graduate work in history and education. She enjoys spending time attending many of the excellent events on campus and getting to know students through their work both in the classroom and their variouis extracurricular interests.
Bruce C. Hansen

Bruce Hansen

Co-chair for Faculty; Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Phone: 315-228-7349
bchansen@colgate.edu
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John Collins

John Collins

Co-chair for Staff; Associate Vice President for Budget and Financial Aid

Phone: 315-228-7714
jcollins@colgate.edu

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As Associate Vice President for Budget, Financial Planning and Analysis, John guides his team in managing the university’s planning process for annual and multi-year operating budgets and supports long-range planning efforts. Before joining Colgate’s finance team in 2000, John worked for the New York State Department of Health’s Bureau of Budget Management in Albany, NY. John has held a number of positions within the Office of Budget and Decision Support during his tenure at Colgate. In addition to his financial leadership role, John is also involved with the Optimization, Analytics and Knowledge (OAK) initiative team, business intelligence group, Human Resources advisory team, dining advisory committee, enrollment planning committee and the Equity Grievance Panel. John has served as a member and Treasurer on local non-profit boards and is also a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers. He holds a BA in Sociology/Criminology from the State University of New York at Cortland and a Masters of Public Administration from Sage Graduate School in Albany, NY. John and his wife Danyse are the proud parents of two children and reside in New Hartford, NY. In his free time John enjoys running, skiing, playing guitar, coaching youth sports and spending time with his family.


2016-17 Equity Grievance Panel Members

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Antonio Barrera

Associate Professor of History and Africana and Latin American Studies

Phone: 315-228-7549
abarrera@colgate.edu
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Jeff Bary

Jeff Bary

Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Phone: 315-228-7693
jbary@colgate.edu

EGP panel member for Spring 2015 semester only
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Janel Benson

Associate Professor of Sociology

Phone: 315-228-6095
jbenson@colgate.edu

EGP panel member for Spring 2017 semester only
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Val Brogan

Investigator, Campus Safety

Phone: 315-228-7333
vbrogan@colgate.edu

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Val has spent her adult life working in the field of law enforcement (campus safety, retail security, police officer and detective). This profession opened many doors and she has completed countless hours of training. Her last assignment with the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office was with the Abused Persons Unit (APU). The investigations she was involved in, eventually lead me to Colgate. She was fortunate enough to be recognized by her peers as a leader in the field of investigating sexually based crimes. She was very proud to have received the Sister Mary Vera Recognition Award because she was nominated by a 12 year old girl that she had worked with. She met her husband on the job and married into a large civil service family that includes members of law enforcement and fire department services. Val and her husband reside in Syracuse, NY with their two teenage daughters. They spend their time following the girls' sporting events, plays, chorus, and musicals. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling and playing golf.
Sarah Courtney

Sarah Courtney

Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising

Phone: 315-228-7368
scourtney@colgate.edu

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Sarah started working at Colgate University in 2011 as an Assistant Director in the Office of Residential Life working with our sophomore students and then became an Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising in 2014. She has nine years of professional experience in higher education, working previously at Binghamton University as a Resident Director in their Office of Residential Life. She graduated with my B.A. in English Literature from St. Lawrence University and my M.Ed. in Student Development in Higher Education from the University of Maine. She finds working with smart, talented, students very energizing, educational, and natural and remain grateful for the opportunity have made a career out of it.
Nikki Doroshenko

Nichole (Nikki) Doroshenko

Head Technician, Biology

Phone: 315-228-7389
ndoroshenko@colgate.edu
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Drea Finley

Assistant Dean and Director of First Generation Programs

Phone: 315-228-7441
afinley@colgate.edu

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Drea Finley is a vibrant intellectual who graduated from Colgate University in 2013. As a double major in Sociology/Anthropology and Women's Studies, Drea's passion for social justice advocacy is the highlight of her career. Drea began working for Colgate in 2013 as a Residential Fellow for the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of Residential Life. Continuing her career at Colgate, one year later she became the Outreach and Programming Coordinator for the ALANA Cultural Center. Currently Drea serves as an Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising and Director of First Generation Programs. As a professional, Drea is unapologetic about advocating and raising awareness around issues and identities of first generation college students, equity, access and inclusion. In her spare time, you can find Drea playing some smooth chords as a jazz pianist and performing spoken word poetry.
Tamala Flack

Tamala Flack

Director for EEO/AA

Phone: 315-228-7014
tflack@colgate.edu
 Frank Frey

Frank Frey

Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
Academic Director of OUS

Phone: 315-228-7871
ffrey@colgate.edu
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Kiko Galvez

Enrique (Kiko) Galvez

Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Phone: 315-228-7205
egalvez@colgate.edu

EGP panel member for Spring 2017 semester only
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Rick Geier

G. Rick Geier

Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 315-228-6795
ggeier@colgate.edu

EGP panel member for Fall 2016 semester only
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Taurian Houston

Taurian Houston

Assistant Athletic Director of Compliance 

Phone: 315-228-7695
thouston@colgate.edu

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Taurian C. Houston was named Assistant Athletics Director/Compliance at Colgate University in June 2015. As a member of the athletics department's administrative staff, Houston has direct responsibility for the department's compliance program that serves 25 NCAA Division I sports. He is also the sport administrator for the men's and women's track & field/cross country programs, women's lacrosse and volleyball. A Northern Virginia native, Houston graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in communications before earning his J.D. from Charlotte School of Law.
Kerra Hunter

Kerra Hunter

Interim Assistant Dean and Director of International Student Services

Phone: 315-228-6131
knhunter@colgate.edu

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Kerra Hunter began working at Colgate in June of 2012. Prior to her role as Director of Residential Programs she served as the Assistant Director of Residential Life for the first year area. In her role as Director, she supervises the Assistant Directors in Residential Life and oversees the group of 65 student staff leaders known as Community Leaders. She earned her M.Ed in Post Secondary Education from Salisbury University where she also served as a Resident Director. Kerra earned her bachelor's degree from Rutgers University where she studied Journalism and Geology. Kerra enjoys dancing, reading and travelling to her native island, Jamaica.
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Fareeza Islam

Interim Senior Assistant Director for Residential Life

Phone: 315-228-7367
fislam@colgate.edu

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Fareeza graduated from Colgate University in 2014 with a double major in Psychology and Environmental Studies and is currently working towards the completion of her M.S in Student Affairs Counseling at Syracuse University. She has spent her time over the last two years overseeing the programmatic efforts and housing needs of sophomore students. She is very excited to be on the leadership team for Commons Two working to develop and implement a community that provides an enriching and inclusive experience for all students. She is passionate about student development and looks forward to serving as a resource that will help students to develop and thrive holistically both inside and out of the class room. Originally from the Guyana in South America, Fareeza loves the Colgate community and enjoys Saturdays at the farmers market in the Village of Hamilton during the summer months.
Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Associate Professor of Psychology
Director of the Center for Learning, Teaching and Research

Phone: 315-228-6795
djohnson@colgate.edu
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Sarah H. Jones

Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising

Phone: 315-228-6131
shjones@colgate.edu

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Sarah received her B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont and her M.Ed. in Higher Education from Harvard University in 2006. Prior to her arrival at Colgate, Sarah worked at Cornell University overseeing new student programs and orientation. She has also served as the Director of Student Activities at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and as a Commons Residence Assistant at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. In her role as administrative dean, Sarah enjoys working closely with students, especially in helping them navigate the complexities of college life. As a native of the central New York area, she’s a fan of the many outdoor activities offered across the region, especially the many fantastic hiking trails in the Adirondacks.
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Jason Kammerdiener

Lead Information and Digital Architect

Phone: 315-228-6186
jkammerdiener@colgate.edu

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Jason is a 2010 alumnus of the university, having studied history and environmental studies as a student. He joined the communications office in late 2011, working with content across the university's web presence. The nature of this work brings him into contact with students, faculty, and staff from almost all areas of the university community. While at Colgate, Jason has served on numerous hiring committees, and as a member of the staff affairs committee.
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Katrina "Katie" Kammerdiener

Assistant Director of Recreation

Phone: 315-228-7583
kkammerdiener@colgate.edu

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Katie is an alumna from the Colgate class of 2010, and began working at Colgate in 2012 in the Center for Leadership and Student Involvement. After nearly four years in CLSI, she moved into Athletics as Assistant Director of Recreation. She earned her BA in geology from Colgate, and her MS in geology from the University of Florida. Through her experience as a Division I student-athlete, graduate teaching assistant, staff advisor to student organizations, coordinator of New Student Orientation, and supervisor of club sports, Katie is invested in facilitating opportunities for students to grow and develop during their undergraduate years. In her spare time, Katie enjoys hiking, running, and cheering on the Raiders; you may even catch her on the radio as a color commentator for the women's basketball games. She and her husband Jason, also from the Colgate class of 2010, live in Hamilton with their dog Hines.
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khristian kemp-delisser

Assistant Dean & Director of LGBTQ Initiatives

Phone: 315-228-6840
kkempdelisser@colgate.edu

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As director of LGBTQ Initiatives, khristian kemp-delisser works to increase the level of LGBTQ-inclusion and awareness inside and outside the classroom at Colgate. Before coming to Colgate in 2015, khristian was director of the college preparatory program for low income, first generation, and students of color through the ALANA Student Center at the University of Vermont. While in Vermont he also acted as the informal liaison with the LGBTQA Center, with particular research and support focus on the needs of queer students of color. He has published and presented nationally on queer students' identity development, perceptions of campus climate and cultural capital. khristian holds a Bachelor of Arts in English & Textual Studies from Syracuse University, and earned both a Masters of Education in Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration and a Doctorate in Educational Policy Studies, from the University of Vermont.
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Ahmad Khazaee

Assistant Director of End User Support

Phone: 315-228-7853
akhazaee@colgate.edu

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Ellen Kraly

Ellen Kraly

Professor of Geography
Director of ENST

EGP panel member for Spring 2017 semester only

Phone: 315-228-7423
ekraly@colgate.edu
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Frank Kuan

Frank Kuan

Senior Associate Director for the Office of Undergraduate Studies (OUS)

Phone: 315-228-5009
fkuan@colgate.edu

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Since 2013, Frank Kuan has enjoyed working as senior associate director for the Office of Undergraduate Studies (OUS) at Colgate. He appreciates the opportunities to advocate for students, to help them problem-solve and to offer necessary support ensuring their success. Frank has a bachelor’s degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Asian-American Studies, and a master’s degree in counseling, with emphasis in career development – both earned at California State University, Fresno. Having worked in higher education for two-plus decades, Frank is well aware of the transitional needs of college students and is equipped to work with them on their social, academic and career development. In his spare time, Frank enjoys going to the movies and binge-watching on Netflix.
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Meika Loe

Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies
Director of Women's Studies


Phone: 315-228-7077
mloe@colgate.edu
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Thad Mantaro

Thad Mantaro

Director, Shaw Wellness Center

Phone: 315-228-6076
tmantaro@colgate.edu

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Thad Mantaro is the Director of the Shaw Wellness Institute, the university’s health promotion office. The Institute advances a multidimensional wellness program that seeks to promote healthy, balanced and purposeful lifestyles among the Colgate community. Thad graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. in Anthropology and later earned his M.S. in Counseling Services from SUNY Oswego. He worked for a number of years in a clinical and prevention setting before holding various positions in higher education. Thad has completed advanced coursework in higher education administration at Syracuse University, and is a Certified Wellness Practitioner.
Mary Moran

Mary Moran

Professor of Anthropology and Africana and Latin American Studies


Phone: 315-228-7548
mmoran@colgate.edu
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Gert Neubauer

Gert Neubauer

Associate Director of Administrative Services, Campus Safety

Phone: 315-228-7333
gneubauer@colgate.edu

Lynn Schwarzer

Lynn Schwarzer

Professor of Art & Art History and Film and Media Studies

Phone: 315-228-7891
lschwarzer@colgate.edu
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Kelly Snyder

Kelly Snyder

Administrative Assistant for the Associate Dean of Faculty

Phone: 315-228-7220
ksnyder@colgate.edu

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Kelly Snyder is a graduate of Morrisville State college, where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Kelly worked at Excellus BCBS as the executive assistant to the senior vice president of sales prior to coming to Colgate. Kelly also worked at Community Memorial Hospital in the lab. She has been at Colgate for nine years, first as the senior administrative assistant to the vice president of administrative services, and now works in the associate dean of the faculty office for eight years. Kelly also works for the office of national fellowships and scholarships. She has attended many trainings and workshops in her field. Kelly is very active in her community. She is the president of the Madison Sports Club, and serves on many committees. She has 3 boys. Two are in college, and one is a high school sophomore.
Aaron Solle

Aaron Solle

Program Coordinator, Office of Off Campus Study

Phone: 315-228-7078
asolle@colgate.edu

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Aaron Solle is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where he graduated with a BA in Broadcasting and Electronic Communications. Aaron worked at Stanford University for seven plus years, in Student Financial Services and as a Financial Aid Advisor for the Graduate School of Business. Directly before coming to Colgate University, Aaron worked at the MIT Media Lab, where he was the Graduate Program Assistant in the Program in Media Arts and Sciences. Aaron has worked at Colgate for four years, first as the Administrative Assistant in Peace and Conflict Studies, Native American Studies, and Africana and Latin American Studies, and now as the Program Coordinator in the Center for International Programs. Although Aaron started off working in Silicon Valley, he found it much more rewarding to help college students navigate the often confusing realm of college bureaucracy.
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Cody Tipton

Associate Director of Summer Programs

Phone: 315-228-7770
ctipton@colgate.edu

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Peter Tschirhart

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Scholars Program

Phone: 315-228-6131
ptschirhart@colgate.edu

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Peter Tschirhart holds a Ph.D. in the Critical & Comparative Studies of Music from the University of Virginia, where he also taught music history, music theory, and English composition. His own academic interests concern "sound maps" -- musical notation and spatial diagrams that specify not just which sounds can, are, or should be heard, but where. For several years, Peter also worked as the Coordinator of Studies at Hereford College (U.Va.), where he found a passion for developing academic programs that extend learning beyond the traditional classroom. Peter arrived at Colgate in 2013, and he works primarily with the Alumni Memorial Scholars (AMS), Benton Scholars, and Sophomore Residential Seminars (SRS). As well as thinking in "big picture" ways about program design and direction, Peter serves as the administrative dean to most students accepted into those programs. On any given day, he can be found advising students on research proposals, planning intellectual and cultural programs alongside his faculty colleagues, organizing international and domestic travel, and otherwise pondering the future of higher education. Born in Houston, TX, Peter has developed a love of cold weather and everything it brings. He can often be found running, swimming, biking, skiing, or hiking -- and otherwise enjoys drinking tea (Earl Grey, hot), baking bread, and watching documentary films. He and his partner Brian have two cats, Simon and Lucy, who they spoil like children.
Christina Turner

Christina Turner

Instructor in Physical Education
Director of Recreation
Chair of Physical Education, Division of Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics


Phone: 315-228-7649
cturner@colgate.edu
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James "Eddie" Watkins

Associate Professor of Biology

Phone: 315-228-7660
jwatkins@colgate.edu
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