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

Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

  • Pat Wakenell, Associate Professor of Avian Diagnostics
  • Mary Ruzicka, Administrative Assistant and Building Deputy, Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

Basic Medical Sciences (BMS)

Comparative Pathobiology (CPB)

Veterinary Administration Department (VAD)

Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)

Veterinary Technology Program (VetTech)

  • Pam Phegley, Clinical Rotation/Mentorship Coordinator

Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH)


  • 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
  • Destiny Evans, DVM Class of 2020
  • Melissa Liu, DVM Class of 2019 and VOICE President
  • Kimberly Lutz, DVM Class of 2018 and SCAVMA President
  • Seika Hashimoto Hill, Graduate Student

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