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About Us

The Welcome Home Diversity Council meets regularly to support Belmont's diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and serves in an advisory capacity to senior leadership. Members include administration, faculty, staff and students who represent the entire campus.

Mission: The champion of all campus-wide diversity and inclusion efforts, the council is focused on implementing thoughtful strategies to enhance and embed a culture of justice and inclusive excellence for faculty, staff and students.

VisionThe Welcome Home Diversity Council’s vision is to ensure a welcoming climate, campus and workplace environment, and educational curriculum for all students, faculty and staff at Belmont University to thrive regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, background, or experience.


What are Our Shared Values? 

Social justice and equity: We are collectively responsible to ensure civil and human rights are experienced by everyone, and that all have access to opportunities for success.

Intercultural competence: We work to equip everyone with cognitive affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics to support their effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of intercultural contexts.

Unity and collaboration: We work together as individuals and groups toward a single purpose.

Leadership: We create an inspiring vision, model behavior, and motivate and inspire all to accomplish our vision.

Respect and civility: We exercise the fundamentals of courtesy, politeness, and consideration leading to mutual respect.


2021-2022 Member Listing

  • FACULTY (7)

    • Phil Johnston
    • Colin Cannonier
    • Cheryl Slay-Carr
    • Edgar Diaz-Cruz 
    • Eric Holt*
    • Mike Pinter
    • Sabrina Sullenberger 

    STAFF (17)

    • Susan West - Chair
    • Angie Bryant
    • Benita Walker
    • Carshonda Martin
    • Chris Gage
    • Debbie Sprang
    • Eric Holt
    • Gary Hunter
    • Haley Charlton
    • Heather Daugherty
    • Jasmine Marecle
    • Joyce Searcy
    • Karen Lewis
    • LaKecia Hudson
    • Leslie Lenser
    • Renee Schultz
    • Tamika Williams

    STUDENT (8)

    • Carsyn Snagg – Graduate Student
    • Lexi Bramer - SGA
    • Aliya Johnson – Student-at-Large
    • Marcus Knight – Student-at-Large
    • Riquera Smith - BSA
    • Fatima Whatley – Resident Assistant
    • Zaid Hatem
    • Amber Payne

    *new to the council