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Special Committee on Diversity

The Special Committee on Diversity was appointed by the Rector at the April 2003 Board of Visitors meeting to encourage and support an atmosphere at the University that ensures that diverse members of the University of Virginia and Charlottesville community are treated equally and fairly.  The accomplishment of this mission is essential to creating an educational experience for our students to prepare them for productive and responsible citizenship in the world beyond this community.  The Special Committee defines diversity to include race and ethnicity, age, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, religious and national origin, socio-economic status, and other aspects of individual experience and identity.


  • Allison Cryor DiNardo, Chair
  • Helen E. Dragas
  • Kevin J. Fay
  • Frank E. Genovese
  • William H. Goodwin Jr.
  • Stephen P. Long, M.D.
  • Edward D. MIller, M.D.
  • Linwood H. Rose
  • Blake E. Blaze
  • George Keith Martin, Ex-Officio
  • George M. Cohen, Faculty Consulting Member