Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


February 2017: Began work during Phase 2

Status as of December 2017: Completed project planning; beginning implementation


The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will research and recommend strategies to acquire, promote, and retain diverse faculty and staff.

Targeted task force recommendation 

  • Expand diversity processes and tools: Promote best practices and recruitment resources, in part through training for search chairs, supervisors, administrators, and HR professionals. 


  • Candace Peters, organizational consultant and leadership coach, Organizational Effectiveness, candace-peters@uiowa.edu, 319-335-0505 
  • Nadine Petty, director, Center for Diversity and Enrichment, nadine-petty@uiowa.edu, 319-335-3555 


  • Lori Berger, human resources director, Student Life 
  • Maria Bruno, staff therapist, University Counseling Service 
  • Bruce Drummond, coordinator of online compliance course development, Organizational Effectiveness 
  • Consuelo Garcia, senior human resources specialist, Compensation and Classification 
  • Diane Finnerty, assistant provost for faculty, Office of the Provost 
  • Sarah Lobb, human resources administrator, College of Engineering 
  • Candace Peters, organizational consultant and leadership coach, Organizational Effectiveness
  • Tracy Peterson, director of diversity programs and K-12 outreach, College of Engineering
  • Nadine Petty, director, Center for Diversity and Enrichment
  • Adam Potter, HR specialist, Employment Services
  • Corinne Stanley, language and culture facilitator, Organizational Effectiveness 
  • Vanessa Steffen, human resources coordinator, Business Services 

HR administrative liaisons 

  • Cheryl Reardon, chief HR officer and associate vice president, University Human Resources  
  • Kevin Ward, senior director for HR policy and administration, University Human Resources 

Contact Talent@Iowa

Campus address
121 USB
U.S. mailing address
University Human Resources
121-10 University Services Building
1 W. Prentiss Street
Iowa City, IA 52240