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"In addition to expanding diversity in faculty and staff, Smith must make its classrooms and discourse more inclusive and reduce barriers to full participation in its academic and co-curricular offerings."
from Lives of Distinction and Purpose, A Plan for Smith


Floyd Cheung | he/him

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Floyd Cheung guides the development and administration of all equity- and inclusion-related initiatives and programs at Smith. Among his responsibilities are programming, curricular initiatives, and supporting the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, staff and student body. A professor of English language and literature and American studies, Cheung was the founding chair of the Five College Asian/Pacific/American Studies Certificate Program. He most recently served as faculty director of the Sherrerd Center for Teaching and Learning.
College Hall 302 • 413-585-2141

Queen Lanier | she/her

Assistant to the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Queen Lanier is the initial point of contact for the office. She works closely with the vice president to prioritize the workflow of the office, maintain the office budget, and schedule committee and individual meetings for office members. Queen manages all aspects of the office’s day-to-day operations while also serving on the Cromwell Day Committee, Inclusion in Action and the Virtual Community Engagement Team. If you have any questions about the office or need to make an appointment, email Queen.
College Hall 302 • 413-585-2141

Matilda Cantwell | she/her or they/them

Director of Religious and Spiritual Life and College Chaplain
Reverend Matilda Rose Cantwell served as the senior fellow for interfaith initiatives for three years, working with the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life to promote its theme of justice, identity and social change, collaborating with others to undergird and rejuvenate social justice work with contemplative and reflective practices. She works closely with various religious and nonreligious student organizations on campus, faculty, staff and community partners; and especially enjoys both her collective and one-on-one conversations with students. Matilda holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Lewis and Clark College, a master’s degree from Smith College School for Social Work, and a master of divinity from Yale Divinity School.
Helen Hills Hills Chapel • 413-585-4595

Toby Davis | he/him

Inclusion Education Trainer/Facilitator
Toby Davis ’03 is available to provide a variety of trainings to individual departments, groups and the campus as a whole. In addition, Toby serves as the point person and advocate for low income, first generation, trans and gender-nonconforming students. His areas of interest include antiracism, queer and trans liberation, intergroup dialogue and compassionate communication. He holds a B.A. from Smith College and an M.Ed in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts, as well as a certificate in Social Justice Mediation. His office hours are Mondays 2:30-4pm or by appointment.
College Hall 307 • 413-585-6261

Raven Fowlkes-Witten | they/them

Program and Outreach Coordinator
Raven Fowlkes-Witten serves as the point person and advocate for undocumented, trans and gender non-conforming students. They organize and provide resources for these groups as well as advise and support students as needed. Raven oversees the office social media and is excited by campus programs centered around equity and inclusion. Please email them to schedule an appointment. 
College Hall 307 • 413-585-6260

Marjorie Valdivia | she/her

Action Planning Project Coordinator and Facilitator 

Marjorie Valdivia serves as the point person to support individual departments in their efforts of developing their racial justice action plans. She is available to provide a variety of trainings to individual departments. She holds an M.Ed and PH.D in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and has ten years of experience in the field of social justice education. Marjorie is the co-author of a chapter intended to support educators and community leaders to teach about race and racism in the book Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice. In addition, she recently collaborated on a book chapter that focuses on providing pedagogical approaches on how to teach about class and classism for the upcoming fourth edition of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice. As a social justice educator she is committed to developing, promoting an inclusive learning community that is caring, supportive and welcoming, and fosters interests and commitment to equity and inclusion. Her office hours are Wednesdays 2-4 or by appointment in College Hall 307

L’Tanya Richmond | she/her

Dean of Multicultural Affairs
Dean Richmond is responsible for the strategic leadership, vision, and management of multicultural affairs. She is devoted to programs and policies that maximize student personal development and academic excellence opportunities. Dean Richmond oversees the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program, Emergency Fund, the Mwangi Fund, and all multicultural student-directed services.    
Mwangi Cultural Center 105 • 413-585-4945