President's Commission
on the Status of
LGBTQIA Commission

Dr. Daniel Burdick, Music
(814) 732-2647

Dr. Jerra Jenrette
(814) 732-1225
History, Anthropology, and World Languages

Dr. James D. Fisher
(814) 732-1233
Criminal Justice and Political Science

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Goals and Objectives


The Commission is charged with the following responsibilities:

1.    Identify and recommend procedures to correct inequities that may exist in hiring, promotion, tenure, and salary of faculty, administration and staff.

2.    Periodically review the status of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people and allies, including assessment and monitoring of the campus climate for those populations.

3.    Provide recommendations for special efforts and strategies to recruit and retain a diverse work force.

4.    Assist in the development and implementation of programs to address the needs, interests and concerns of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people and allies.

5.    Periodically review institutional policies to assess non-discrimination issues and recommend corrective action to the President.   

6.    Assist in the preparation and the campus-wide dissemination of an annual status report so that disparate trends can be identified and addressed.