President’s Advisory Council for Diversity and Inclusion

In February 2018, President Ken Gormley announced the formation of the Duquesne University President's Advisory Council for Diversity and Inclusion. This new Council, comprised of faculty, staff and students, will help to sustain and advance our efforts to remain inclusive and welcoming as a University community. As part of its charge, the Council will provide periodic recommendations to the President and his administrative team to identify and enhance opportunities related to diversity and inclusion efforts.

Council members are as follows:


  • Sherene Brantley, Associate Athletic Director, Athletics Dept.


  • Dr. Don Accamando, Director, Office of Military and Veteran Students
  • Anthony Cappa, Director, Enrollment Management Group
  • Giovan Cuchapin, Campus Minister, Spiritan Campus Ministry
  • Ryan Dawson, Senior Director, Human Resources
  • Dr. Kate DeLuca, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Nursing
  • Dr. Janie Harden Fritz, Professor, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
  • Valerie Harper, Registrar, School of Law
  • Dr. Anthony Kane, Director, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Chase Loper, Director, Shared Services
  • Matt North, Director, Institutional Research & Planning (Ad-Hoc Member)
  • Dr. Phillip Palmer, Assistant Dean, Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences
  • Dr. Darius Prier, Associate Professor, School of Education
  • Dr. Alia Pustorino-Clevenger, Director for Student Life Assessment & Co-Curricular Community Engagement
  • Tamara Trembulak, Assistant Director of Freshman Development and Disability Services (DUSAC Representative)
  • Dr. Adam Wasilko, Assistant Vice President for Student Involvement

Student Government Association Representatives

  • Olivia Erickson, Senior
  • Marcelius Lewis, Junior