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Next Diversity Council Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Community Diversity Advisory Council

Mission Statement

The role of the council is to engage the community in Saginaw Valley State University program initiatives. SVSU has a 21 member Diversity Council established in 2003 and the members and their titles are as follows:

Council Members

Dr. Donald Bachand - President of SVSU

Dr. Mamie T. Thorns - Special Assistant to the President for Diversity Programs

  • Honorable Janet Boes - Saginaw County, 10th District Court Judge
  • Norman Braddock - Saginaw City Councilman
  • Jerome Buckley - Publisher, Michigan Banner
  • Kay Burks, Assistant Vice President - Independent Bank
  • Karen Carter, General Manager Building & Construction - Dow Chemical
  • Tamar Chipp, Public Relations Supervisor - Michigan Blood
  • Honorable Terry Clark, Saginaw County - 70th District Court Judge
  • Jessie Dawkins - Community Member
  • Corrine Edwards, Director of Learning - Saginaw Township
  • David Gamez, Board of Control - Saginaw Valley State University
  • David Hall - Retired Community Member
  • Joyce Harvin - Host of Community Talk
  • Leo Romo - Retired Community Member
  • Gloria Rubis - Superintendent, Bridgeport Public Schools
  • Joyce Seals, - Former Mayor of Saginaw, Saginaw Promise
  • Delana Spates-Allen -Vice President, City of Saginaw School District Board
  • Cal Talley - Bridge Center for Racial Harmony
  • Tiffany Torian, Attorney - Braun Kendrick Finkbeiner
  • Leola Wilson, President - Saginaw NAACP Branch