PVM Diversity Action Committee (DAC)

The Diversity Action Committee (DAC) is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff and students at the College of Veterinary Medicine.  This appointed committee develops, monitors and evaluates the progress of the College's strategic plan for diversity, which compliments the existing strategic plan for the College.  Other responsibilities include advising on the coordination of activities that support and strenghten our College's climate of inclusiveness; and also advising faculty, staff and students regarding issues of diversity.

Committee Members


  • Pat Wakenell, Associate Professor of Avian Diagnostics


  • Kathleen Burke, Laboratory Technician VII
  • Brittany Rees, Secretary IV
  • Ron Hullinger, Professor of Veterinary Anatomy


  • Joe Camp, Secretary of Faculties and Professor CPB
  • Matt Jarvi, Secretary IV


  • Sandra San Miguel, Associate Dean of Engagement
  • Kathy Salisbury, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Marti Burns, Director of Lifelong Learning
  • Terry Patterson, Editor/Web Team Leader


  • Henry Green, Associate Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Annette Litster, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Allison Carey, Secretary V 

Vet Tech

  • Pam Phegley, Clinical Rotation/Mentorship Coordinator
  • Jim Weisman, Director of Student Services / Clinical Asst. Professor


  • Mimi Arighi, Director of Veterinary Teaching Hospital / Associate Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Marianne D'Altilio, Small Animal Surgery Technologist
  • Danielle Buchanan, Chief Medical Technologist 


  • Vacques Hines, DVM Class of 2017
  • Breanna Buckley, DVM Class of 2016
  • Anna Goad, DVM Class of 2015
  • Philip De Shield, DVM Class of 2014
  • Devan Barger, Vet Tech Class of 2017
  • Rebecca Lee, Graduate Student
  • LaTisha Taylor, Graduate Student 
  • Marie Laoye, Graduate Student 

Contact the Office of Diversity Initiatives:

Kauline Cipriani, Ph.D.
(765) 496-1940

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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