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Road to Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

Road to Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

Our Purpose

VTTI's Road to Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (RIDE) is intended to create and foster a safe, equitable, and inclusive work environment for all personnel at VTTI. RIDE will:1) open channels of communication with senior leadership; 2) educate VTTI employees on the importance and means of achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion; and 3) strategically execute realistic goals developed based on the needs of students, staff, and faculty.

  1. Talking and staying transparent in what we do.
  2. Through approved modules, activities, inviting speakers, etc.
  3. Collect information on issues through existing data and surveys. Then set the goals and achieve them!

Inclusion means the recognition, appreciation, and use of the talents and skills of employees of all backgrounds.

Diversity means the practice of including the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, cultures, and beliefs found in the United States, including underserved communities.

Equity means the consistent and systematic fair, just, and impartial treatment of all individuals, including individuals who belong to underserved communities that have been denied such treatment.

Accessibility means the design, construction, development, and maintenance of facilities, information and communication technology, programs, and services so that all people, including people with disabilities, can fully and independently use them. Accessibility includes the provision of accommodations and modifications to ensure equal access to employment and participation in activities for people with disabilities, the reduction or elimination of physical and attitudinal barriers to equitable opportunities, a commitment to ensuring that people with disabilities can independently access every outward-facing and internal activity or electronic space, and the pursuit of best practices such as universal design.

Biden, J. R. (2021, June 25). Executive order on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the federal workforce. The White House. Retrieved November 18, 2021, from https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/06/25/executive-order-on-diversity-equity-inclusion-and-accessibility-in-the-federal-workforce/.

Our Leadership

Eric Glenn

Eric Glenn

Chair

He/Him/His

Susan Soccolich

Susan Soccolich

Vice Chair

She/Her/Hers

Elizabeth White

Elizabeth White

Secretary

She/Her/Hers

Rajaram Bhagavathula

Rajaram Bhagavathula

Student Liaison

He/Him/His

Alec Werner

Alec Werner

Student Leader

(Any)

Unit Representatives

Eugene Amarh

Eugene Amarh

Center for Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure
Jianhe Du

Jianhe Du

Center for Sustainable Mobility

She/Her/Hers

Dena Puckett

Dena Puckett

Administration

She/Her/Hers

Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson

Division of Technology Implementation

She/Her/Hers

Andy Schaudt

Andy Schaudt

Division of Data & Analytics

He/Him/His

Steven Stapleton

Steven Stapleton

Division of Freight, Transit, & Heavy Vehicle Safety

He/Him/His

Pamela Stiff

Pamela Stiff

Advancement, Partnerships, & Outreach

She/Her/Hers

Kelly Stulce

Kelly Stulce

Division of Vehicle, Driver, & System Safety

She/Her/Hers

Calvin Winkowski

Calvin Winkowski

Division of Technology Development & Deployment

Calendar of Holidays & Events