RJAC relies on a collaborative structure comprised of the Core Team, Subcommittee Chairs Team, Whole Committee Meetings, and Subcommittee to fulfill the charge. More information about each of these elements is detailed below.

Structure of Committee

Core Team

Members: Executive Champion, Administrative Support, Chair, Co-Chair

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate work of RJAC
  • Report to Board of Trustees and Cabinet
  • Advocate for Resources
  • Amplify Work to Promote Real Change
  • Communicate transparently and often
  • Support Subcommittee chairs in their roles

Whole Committee

Members: Appointed WMU Faculty, Staff, Administrators, Students and Alumni

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Engage in RJAC meetings
  • Contribute to formation of cohesive actions and recommendations across subcommittees
  • Form culture of change actions steps
  • Honor community engagement agreement

Subcommittee Chairs

Members: Chairs and Co-Chairs from each subcommittee

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate RJAC Subcommittee meetings
  • Engage with RJAC Core team and Subcommittee chairs to identify areas of overlap but also themes arising across teams
  • Provide feedback on topics prior to taking them to the whole committee for discussion


Members: Assigned RJAC members

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Regularly attend subcommittee meetings and be actively engaged
  • Form recommendations and related accountability measures related to assigned topic area
  • Engage content experts as needed
  • Present recommendations to whole committee

RJAC Leadership


  • Dr. McCorkle

    Candy McCorkle, Ph.D.

    Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

  • Ron Cisler

    Ron Cisler, Ph.D.

    Dean and Professor, College of Health and Human Services

Administrative Support

  • Enedelia

    Enedelia Cruz

    Executive Assistant Senior, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Subcommittee Chairs

  • Kate Bates

    Kate Bates

    Associate Director, Office of Student Engagement

  • Amy Brimmer

    Amy Brimmer

    Director of Compensation, Human Resources

  • Rashid Deme

    WMU Alumnus

  • Tony Dennis

    Tony Dennis

    Director of Graduate Student Recruitment & Retention, Graduate College

  • Ed Eckel

    Ed Eckel

    Engineering & Applied Sciences Librarian & Associate Professor, University Libraries

  • Hardy

    Hardy Figueroa

    Director of Alumni Relations, University Advancement

  • Jayne

    Jayne Fraley-Burgett

    Director, Disability Services for Students

  • Tianna

    Tianna Gee

    Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, University Advancement

  • Amanda

    Amanda Geer

    Copywriter, WMUx

  • Dave

    Dave Paul

    Chair, Department of Philosophy

  • Maria

    Maria Roche-Dean

    Assistant Professor, Bronson School of Nursing

  • Luchara

    Luchara Wallace

    Director, Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnic Relations & Associate Professor, Special Education

  • LaTonja

    LaTonja Wilson

    Student Profess Specialist, College of Aviation