Inclusion Diversity Equity Access Task Force

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (IDEA) Committee

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (IDEA) Committee is charged with providing education and advocacy about inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility issues that serve the interests of the association and its membership. This task force will reach out to members, coordinate efforts with existing MiALA entities such as Committees and Interest Groups, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

The task force's work for 2021-22 is the following:

  • Survey to Membership
  • Continuing the BIPOC Membership Funding Initiative
  • Creating an IDEA Resources List
  • Review structures of MiALA and make recommendations for change with an IDEA and Anti-Racist lens
  • Setting up anti-racism training at MiALA Annual

The MiALA IDEA Committee welcomes submissions to the IDEA Resource List. Please fill out the form below, providing all information requested. The IDEA committee will evaluate the resources, and if they meet the criteria for inclusion, they will be posted in the Resource List.
IDEA Resource Submission Form: 


If you are interested in serving on the IDEA committee, click here to fill out the committee volunteer form.

2021-2022 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee Members

Sheila Garcia (Co-Chair)
Grand Valley State University

Denise Leyton (Co-Chair)
University of Michigan

Tina Mullins
Saginaw Valley State University

Rebecca Renirie
Central Michigan University

Michelle Strasz
Saginaw State University

Ed Eckel
Western Michigan University

Board Liaison - Clayton Hayes