Coordinating Committee

The formation of our Open Academy Coordinating Committee serves to recognize work already in progress and to formalize a college-wide dedication to Open Academy principles. We see this committee and the coordination between Academic and Student Affairs as a distinguishing feature of the CMC commitment to The Open Academy—affirming the significant role that staff, students, and faculty together play in creating and sustaining a culture of open inquiry in an environment that welcomes everyone.

This committee and its members will: provide guidance for programming initiatives; help coordinate the intersection between curricular, residential, and extracurricular elements of The Open Academy initiative; and serve as Open Academy ambassadors to the larger community. We hope that this coordinating committee might also serve as a model for other academic institutions engaged in critical planning and organizing around the urgent need to engage all members of our collegiate experience in the principles and the practices of free speech, academic freedom, and constructive dialogue.


Nyree Gray
VP of Human Relations and Chief Diversity Officer

Brian Davidson ’08 

Student Affairs

Dianna Graves ’98
VP of Student affairs

Vince Greer
Assistant VP of Student Affairs for Dialogue
and Diversity

Ashley Barton
Associate Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion and Director of the CARE Center

Vernon Grigg
Executive Director of The Kravis Lab for
Social Impact

Academic Affairs and Faculty

Andrew Schroeder
Associate Dean of the Faculty for Research
and Professor of Philosophy

Michael Fortner
Pamela B. Gann Associate Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow

Stacey Doan
Professor of Psychological Sciences and Director of the Berger Institute

George Thomas
Burnet C. Wohlford Professor of American Political Institutions and the Director of Salvatori Center for Individual Freedom

Student Representatives

Giovanni Pierre ’25

Model UN Rep
Rotating: Jon Joey Telebrico ’23, President and
Nicole Jonassen ’24, Vice President

Woolley Athenaeum Fellows
Rotating: Adrian Flynn ’25, Angela Zhao ’25,
Bilge Tayyar ’24, Henry Long ’25

Bradley Kwon ’25


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