2022-2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

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Charge

  • The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee will support the American Accounting Association’s efforts to become an inclusive academy and will continue to advance the vision of being inclusive Thought Leaders in Accounting. The charge includes:
    • ​Assess and support DEI initiatives for the AAA membership at large.
    • Review Best Practices in implementing DEIB initiatives for placement on AAA website.
    • Consult with and advise the Board, Segment Leadership, and the AAA Professional Staff as they carry out the overall AAA DEIB strategy.
    • Evaluate survey results regarding membership climate to determine progress AAA is making toward becoming a more inclusive Association.
    • Begin process to identify systemic barriers across the AAA processes, policies and procedures, and make recommendations.
    • Provide feedback on workshops, trainings and online resources.
    • Curate content for AAA DEI Resource webpage.
    • Develop an action plan to accomplish the committee charge.

 

Membership

  • New Committee members are appointed prior to the Annual Meeting by the AAA Management Team.
  • The DEI Committee shall consist of nine members, including the Chair, each of whom shall normally serve a three-year term, with one-third of the Committee members appointed each year.
  • The Committee is chaired by the Vice President-Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • The CEO is a voting member of the DEI Committee.
  • The CIO is ex-officio, non-voting member of the DEI Committee.

Estimated Time Commitment

  • The Committee meets as needed at the discretion of the Chair. 

Responsibilities

  • Fulfill the Committee charter as above.
  • The Chair must submit at least one report per year to the Board of Directors. This report should include accomplishments and suggested modifications and should be sent to the AAA President, the committee’s Board of Directors Liaison, and Governance Manager, Barbara Gutierrez (barbara.gutierrez@aaahq.org)
  • If the Chair has any questions about the charge or responsibilities of this Committee, s/he should contact the Chief Executive Officer or the President.

Members

Name / Affiliation

Contact

Term Length

Term Expires

Chair
Norma Montague
Wake Forest University
Vice President-Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


montagnr@wfu.edu


3


08/2025

Matt Anderson
Michigan State University

ander130@msu.edu

2

08/2023

Elaine Mauldin
University of Missouri
AAA Past President

mauldin@missouri.edu

2

08/2023

Melvin Lamboy-Ruiz
Georgia Southern University

mlamboyruiz@georgiasouthern.edu

2

08/2023

Kirsten Cook
Texas Tech University

kirsten.cook@ttu.edu

 3

 08/2024

Lisa Owens-Jackson
North Carolina A&T State University

laowensj@ncat.edu

3

08/2024

Jenice Prather-Kinsey
University of Alabama at Birmingham
(Retired)

Jenice0109@gmail.com

3

08/2024

Margarita Lenk
Colorado State University

margarita.lenk@colostate.edu

3

08/2024

Henock Louis
The Pennsylvania State University

hul4@psu.edu

3

08/2024

Yvonne Hinson
AAA CEO

Yvonne.Hinson@aaahq.org     

Mark Van Zorn
AAA Chief Information Officer
Ex-officio non-voting member

mark.vanzorn@aaahq.org    

Board of Directors Liaison
Norma Montague
Wake Forest University
Vice President-Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

montagnr@wfu.edu