Inclusion, Equity and Action Committee (IEAC)

On July 15, 2020, Vice Chancellor Westermann appointed the Implementation Committee on Race, Diversity, and Belonging.

The Implementation Committee expanded and merged with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and Advisory Board to become the Inclusion, Equity, and Action Committee (IEAC). The IEAC is the action-oriented body that assists and guides the administration in implementing commitments and recommendations and achieving a greater state of transparency in discussing race, diversity, belonging, and equity on campus.


  • Awam Amkpa, Dean of Arts and Humanities
  • Fatiah Touray, Executive Director for Inclusion and Equity
  • Mohammed Waseem Chaudry, Program Specialist for SLICECT

Steering Committee: 

  • Sarah AlZaabi, Assistant Director for Inclusion and Equity
  • Thais Thomas, Student Affairs Fellow

Committee Members: 

  • Saifeldeen Abed Alrhman, Graduate Student
  • Wilder Worrall, Undergraduate Student Class of 2023
  • Taanya Kapur, Undergraduate Student Class of 2025
  • Gwyneth Bravo, Assistant Professor of Music
  • Mohammad Qasaimeh, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Margaret Julias, Lecturer of Engineering
  • Saman Hussain, Assistant Dean, Director of SLICECT
  • Amanda Regalado; Head of HR Planning and Strategic Initiatives
  • Nadine Hosny El Said, Post-Doctoral Associate
  • Eudora Okine, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Enrollment Management
  • Hasan Johnson, Head of Training and Education for Inclusion and Equity 
  • Farzan Khan, Student Engagement and Leadership Development Manager, IDBE Staff Council Representative 
  • Chant Kazandjian, Residential Experience Manager
  • Momchil Dikov, Global Programs Support Specialist, Global Education and Outreach
  • Rana Eldanaf, Research Scientist, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology