Civil Rights Compliance
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What is the Ethics Advisory Committee?

The committee reports to and advises the chief of staff on ethical issues.

The purpose of the committee includes:

  • Recommending and providing leadership for strategies that integrate ethical principles into institutional culture;
  • Reviewing and/or recommending university policies and guidelines that define ethical principles for conduct within the university;
  • Establishing forums for the discussion of ethical concerns and to educate the university community about university policies regarding ethical issues;
  • Providing advisory consultation in cases where ethical dilemmas are perceived by members of the university community; and
  • Encouraging dialogue to educate, identify issues, offer viable options, seek supplemental resources, and encourage resolution.

Committee Membership

Member Type

Member Name


Appointed By

Term Ends

Ex-Officio Staci Sleigh-Layman Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Ex-Officio Vacant Vice President, Public Affairs
Ex-Officio Dennis Francois Director, Athletics
Ex-Officio Patrick Stanton Executive Director, Finance
Ex-Officio Vacant Dean, Student Success
Ex-Officio Jason Berthon-Koch Director, Police & Public Safety
Ex-Officio Kim Dawson Executive Assistant to the President

Jeffrey Dippmann

(also serves as Committee Chair)

Department Chair Provost/Vice President, Academic and Student Life 6/30/2022
Appointed Keith Lewis Faculty Recommended by the Faculty Senate and appointed by the Provost/Vice President, Academic and Student Life 6/30/2024
Appointed Emilie Hobert Exempt Employee Recommended by the Exempt Employee Association 6/30/2023
Appointed Shelley Berry Civil Service Employee Recommended by the Employee Council 6/30/2023
Appointed Mariela Barrera-Amaya Student Recommended by the ASCWU-SG and appointed by the Vice President of Operations 6/30/2022

Year-End Report