The Pratt Board of Trustees established a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee in 2020. Chaired by Trustee Kathryn Chenault, the DEI Committee will provide feedback and guidance to the Board and senior administration on the Pratt Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, and assess the progress and goals of the Pratt DEI Council. It will also, as a partner to the Board’s Committee on Trusteeship, develop strategies and pipelines to increase the diversity of the Board’s membership, and will recommend DEI workshops and resources for Board members. 

DEI COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Frances Bronet, President, Ex-Officio
Bruce Gitlin, Chair, Board of Trustees, Ex-Officio
Kathryn Chenault, Trustee, Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Mike Pratt, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Anne Edwards, Trustee
Sharon Gauci, Trustee
Gary Hattem, MS City and Regional Planning ’75, Trustee
John Morning, BFA Advertising Design ’55, Trustee Emeritus
Samantha Cornwell-Crabtree
Andrea Frazier
Rodney Leon, BArch ’92
Suzanne McFayden
Darius Somers, BArch ’08, Black Alumni of Pratt Co-President
William T. Williams, BFA Graphic Design ’66

The DEI Committee will be supported by Pratt staff leads:

Nsombi B. Ricketts, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Jessica Tallman, Executive Director of Development
Meg Humphrey, Executive Assistant, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion