In January 2019, University President Dr. Mark Reed formed a 4-person Racial Bias Taskforce with a limited charge to follow up on the Fall 2018, campus-wide dialogue on race relations. The members of the Taskforce were:

  • Jill Bodensteiner (Director of Athletics)
  • Fr. Dan Joyce, S.J. (Executive Director of Mission Programs)
  • Dr. Shaily Menon (Dean, College of Arts & Sciences)
  • Wadell Ridley (Assistant Vice President for Government & Community Relations)

Specifically, the Task Force was asked to collaborate with student leaders from the University Student Senate and the Black Student Union to gather the input and recommendations formulated during the Fall 2018 dialogue. The result of the Taskforce work was the methodical collection of the many ideas and recommendations such that responsible campus departments and individuals could vet and follow up on such ideas as appropriate.