The purpose of the Internal Advisory Council is twofold. First, the council provides input and feedback to the ADVANCE leadership team on the planning and implementation of the project. Second, as representatives of key constituencies across the university, council members serve as ambassadors in an effort to support the project’s goal of transforming the institution’s climate, structures, and relationships to create an equitable and just workplace.


  • Chair, Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President
  • Kate Hunter-Zaworski, Professor, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Janet Lee, Professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Bob Mason, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, 2017 Faculty Senate President
  • Craig Marcus, Professor and Department Head, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
  • Robert McGorrin, Professor and Department Head, Food Science and Technology
  • Cynthia Sagers, Vice President for Research
  • Sue Theiss, Ombuds, University Ombuds Office
  • Virginia Weis, Professor and Chair, Department of Integrative Biology