The mission of the Presidential Commission on Racial Equity is to promote focused conversations on racial issues including equality, inclusion, privileges, race relations, and other areas affecting underrepresented populations. The commission will advocate for racial equity in all campus environments.

Co-Chairs: Vasudeva Aravind, ext. 2713, and Richard Lane,
Treasurer: Leah Chambers, ext. 2587
Secretary: Rachel Newbury, ext. 2746 


faculty & staff resources

Articles & Books: 

TED Talks 


  • Achievement Network (ANet)
  • D5 Coalition
  • HAAS Jr.
  • Local and Regional Government Alliance on Race & Equity This website includes:
    • Materials from our events, including national and regional convenings and webinars
    • Issue papers that describe topics and approaches that have impact, as well as examples from cities and counties that provide the opportunity to learn from the experiences of others.
    • Tools for racial equity, including a Racial Equity Tool from the Alliance that captures an overall approach to integrating racial equity into routine decision making, as well as examples from our cohort of jurisdictions at the forefront of racial equity
    • Videos that tell the stories of our work
  • Racial Equity Resource Guide

This website is designed to support people and groups working for inclusion, racial equity and social justice. It displays a wide array of tools, ideas and strategies for racial equity advocates and includes a clearinghouse of resources and links from numerous sources. The Site Map includes an introduction to the theory behind a racial equity lens, community racial equity assessment tools, tools for creating advocacy and implementation plans, and tips on how to remain focused and maintain sustained effort in furtherance of your racial equity goals.

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.

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Bettie Mae Fikes

Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Robert W. Rhoades Center, Clarion University Venango

Last Updated 3/12/19