PVM Diversity Action Committee (DAC)

The Diversity Action Committee (DAC) is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff and students at the College of Veterinary Medicine.  This appointed committee develops, monitors and evaluates the progress of the College's strategic plan for diversity, which compliments the existing strategic plan for the College.  Other responsibilities include advising on the coordination of activities that support and strenghten our College's climate of inclusiveness; and also advising faculty, staff and students regarding issues of diversity.

Committee Members


  • Pat Wakenell, Associate Professor of Avian Diagnostics
  • Aimee Highland, Head of Administrative Operations and Client Services and Building Deputy, Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory





Vet Tech

  • Pam Phegley, Clinical Rotation/Mentorship Coordinator




  • Corina Collins, DVM Class of 2016
  • Erika (Patty) Umbarger, Vet Tech Class of 2016
  • Kyle Hohu, DVM Class of 2017
  • Devan Barger, Vet Tech Class of 2017
  • Vacques Hines, DVM Class of 2018
  • Ashanti Lee, Vet Tech Class of 2018
  • Rachel Wright, DVM Class of 2019
  • Sohaila Arizmendi, DVM Class of 2017 and VOICE President
  • Clayton Carr, DVM Class of 2017 and SCAVMA President
  • Moriah Hurt, Graduate Student 
  • Seika Hashimoto Hill, Graduate Student

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