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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.


2020-2021 Member Listing


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


STAFF (14)

Susan West - Chair
Angie Bryant
Haley Charlton
Mary Clark
Chris Gage *
LaKecia Hudson *
Gary Hunter
Leslie Lenser
Jasmine Marecle *
Greg Pillon
Joyce Searcy
Renee Schultz
Debbie Sprang *

Heather Daughtery



Madison Biggs – Graduate Student
Lexi Bramer - SGA
Aliya Johnson – Student-at-Large
Marcus Knight – Student-at-Large
Vaikia Robinson – HOPE Council
Riquera Smith - BSA
Fatima Whatley – Resident Assistant

*new to the council