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S.J. Jung, Chair

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Ubuntu is the University of Idaho's guiding philosophy that emphasizes the interconnectedness of being human and living in interdependent communities. We place a high premium on dignity, compassion, humaneness and respect for humanity and each other — every member of our university community.

The committee focuses on the needs of students, staff and faculty to enhance the experience of academic and work life with particular attention to under-represented groups on campus.


  • Review university policy and programs affecting under-represented and/or under-served students in consultation with various representatives from student services and programs
  • Recommend changes and additions to university policies and programs that enhance student academic success
  • Promote values of respect, understanding and equality within a diverse university experience


S.J. Jung, Chair | Emai S.J.
Erin James | Email Erin
Hana Johnson | Email Hana
Jeffrey Dodge | Email Jeffrey

Eric Matson | Email Eric
Carolyn Todd | Email Carolyn

Hossein Mani | Email Hossein
Student (under-represented/served) (ASUI)

Cynthia Ballesteros | Email Cynthia
Student (under-repre/served) (GPSA/SBA)

Cynthia Ballesteros | Email Cynthia
ASUI Director of Diversity Affairs (or designee)

Miriam Hertz | Email Miriam
Coord./Disab.Sup.Serv. (or designee)

Jessica Samuels | Email Jessica
Coord./Stud. Sup Serv (or designee)

Leathia Botello | Email Leathia
Dir/Multicult. Affairs (or designee)

Lysa Salsbury | Email Lysa
Dir/Women's Center (or designee)

Yolanda Bisbee | Email Yolanda
Diversity & Human Rights CDO (chief diversity officer)

Susan Bender | Email Susan
Dir. Interntl. Prog. (or designee)

Julia Keleher | Email Julia
LGBTQA Coordinator (or designee)

Elissa Keim | Email Elissa
Human Resources Rep. (or designee)

Sydel Samuels | Email Sydel
Dir. Native American Student Center or Tribal Liaison (or designee)

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S.J. Jung, Chair

Mailing Address:

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S.J. Jung, Chair

Mailing Address: