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Presidentís Task Force Against Bias, Discrimination and Bullying

The President's Task Force Against Bias, Discrimination and Bullying has been established to provide a process to ensure that issues are heard and addressed by the president and administrators as well as others on campus who work to ensure diversity.

The mission of the group is:

  • To inform and to address immediate concerns directly with the president.
  • To review data and identify facts related to formal and informal complaints.
  • To share and coordinate information and action with the Diversity Coordinating Council and the Diversity Action Committee and other diversity related committees.
  • To incorporate the work into Towson University’s Diversity Action Plan: Phase II, including campus-wide education on discrimination and privilege.
  • To coordinate with the Student Task Force against Bias, Discrimination and Bullying.

Task Force Members


Marina Cooper, Deputy Chief of Staff (Chair)

Michael Anselmi, University Counsel
Mark Behm, Interim VP for Administration and Finance and Chief Fiscal Officer
Victor Collins, Assistant VP of Student Affairs for Diversity
Jerry Dieringer, Assistant VP for Student Affairs
James DiLisio, Interim Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Karen Eskow, Co-Chair of the Council of Chairpersons
Bernie Gerst, Assistant VP & Chief of Campus Police
Teri Hall, Associate VP for Student Affairs
Samantha Hubbard, SGA, Director of Diversity Outreach
Dan Leonard, Fair Practices Officer
Maravene Loeschke, President
Debra Moriarty, Vice President for Student Affairs
Sidney Pink, Administrative Coordinator, Dance, TUSC Representative
Cole Reilly, Assistant Professor, Elementary Education
Roland Roberts, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Marlowe Rogers, Co-Chair, Unity in the Community
David Schaefer, Co-Chair of the Council of Chairpersons
Debbie Seeberger, Assistant to the President for Diversity
Jana Varwig, Associate VP for Student Affairs
Michael Waddell, Director of Athletics
Toyia Younger, Assistant Provost

Further Actions

The Assistant to the President for Diversity will continue to coordinate the important work of Towson University’s Diversity Coordinating Council, Diversity Action Committee, and Towson University’s Hate/Bias Response Team. These groups will support the work of the President’s Task Force and vice versa by assisting with concerns and making recommendations regarding goals and/or initiatives to be considered for inclusion in a long-term plan.

Any student, faculty or staff member who has received a direct threat from anyone on campus must report the threat to Campus Police 410-704-4444 immediately.

Updates will be provided periodically to students, faculty and staff on the progress being made by the task forces and campus leaders and emerging challenges and strategies as they arise.

It is hoped that the new process will provide opportunity for meaningful discussion and actions at all levels across campus. We will continuously assess the new structure and make any needed changes that will improve the process.







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