Council for Diversity
+ Inclusion

The college's Council for Diversity + Inclusion is charged with creating a more equitable and inclusive community at AAP.

In June 2020, following the murder of George Floyd and BLM protests, AAP faculty, staff, and students began conversations with college leadership to initiate significant shifts in curricular and cocurricular programming. AAP's Council for Diversity + Inclusion was founded soon after and was charged with creating a comprehensive plan to guide change and action in many different areas across the college. 

The Council's 5-point Charge

  • Number 1

    AAP Diversity and Inclusion Assessment Report

  • Number 2

    Student Support
    (Admissions/Retention/Career services)

  • Number 3

    Faculty and Staff Recruitment and Retention

  • Number 4

    Rethinking our Substantive Curriculum (Core, distribution, studios/workshops) and Co-curricular Programs (study abroad, internships, engaged work, events/talks/exhibitions)

  • Number 5

    Accountability and Redress

Council Structure

The 2021–22 council has a membership of 11 people comprised of five students, three faculty, and three staff from across AAP. Faculty chairs of the college's departmental diversity committees are members of the council to ensure communication between the council and their committees.

  • Latesha Fussell

    DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (CO-CHAIR)

    Neema Kudva 

    ASSOCIATE DEAN OF FACULTY (CO-CHAIR)

    Medina Lansanky 

    ARCHITECTURE (D+I DEPARTMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR, ARCHITECTURE)

    Linda Shi 

    URS (D+I DEPARTMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR, URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING)

    Melanie  Holland Bell 

    ASSISTANT DEAN FOR EDUCATION
  • Jada Cannon

    (M.Arch. '24)

    Osiel Aldada

    (B.Arch. '26)

    Alexia Asfgari

    (B.Arch. '22)

    Ayana Smith

    (B.S. URS '23)

    Ariadne Billy

    (M.R.P. '22)

     

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