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Diversity Committee


News and Announcements


Updated: November 24, 2014


The purpose of the Diversity Committee is to address various aspects of human diversity, including ethnic and racial; gender and disability issues; international or cross-cultural issues; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues; and age. This Committee serves as an advisory group to ALAO to assist the organization in providing leadership for diversity by acting as a bridge to promote understanding across racial and cultural lines and to help foster and sustain diversity throughout the organization.


Past President, Public Relations Coordinator, and up to 5 ALAO members recruited by the Committee Chair and formally appointed by the President. See the ALAO Procedures Manual [] for more information.

Committee Members

Chair: Eileen Theodore-Shusta, Ohio University

• Judith Cerqua (Ohio State U)
• Brianne Miller (Columbus State)
• Sue Polanka (advisor) (Wright)
• Aimee deChambeau (U-Akron)
• Ex-Officio: Betsy Blankenship (Past-President); Alisa Mizikar (Public Relations Coordinator)

Recent Activities 

Diversity Resources

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