The Texas A&M University at Galveston Civic Literacy, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee (CLIDE) leads our campus’ inclusion, diversity, equity and accountability (IDEA) efforts.

Appointed by Executive Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer (TAMUG), Associate Provost (TAMU) Dr. Patrick Louchouarn, the CLIDE committee’s 14 members will serve a two-year term.

Housed within the Office of the CAO, the committee develops an annual report delivered by the Texas A&M University Office for Diversity detailing our campus’ progress on IDEA work. The committee’s mission and functions are as follows:


  • To educate the campus community about civic literacy and the importance of a culture of diversity and inclusion of all community members.
  • To develop a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, accessible and accountable campus for all Texas A&M-Galveston campus community members.
  • To promote our Aggie Core Values of Loyalty, Integrity, Excellence, Leadership, Respect, and Selfless Service through campus inclusion, diversity, equity, access and accountability.


  • To support Texas A&M-Galveston’s aspirations and vision;
  • To enhance student, faculty and staff well-being and retention;
  • To develop Texas A&M-Galveston’s annual accountability report;
  • To sustain inclusion, diversity, equity, access and accountability at Texas A&M-Galveston.

With the mission’s focus on educating the campus community in mind, CLIDE shares news briefs that offer information about inclusion, diversity, equity and accountability on campus, including workshops and other opportunities to learn more about our IDEA work.

Additionally, CLIDE hosts group events like Coffee with CLIDE, where a member will host an open discussion at the campus’ coffee shop, Mugdown, and Wind Down Wednesdays, a group gathering generally held at an outdoor location on campus featuring live music.

A key aspect of CLIDE’s work involves hosting visiting scholars and presenters. The Texas A&M-Galveston CLIDE Core Values & Cultural Competency Series brings presentations and workshops to campus emphasizing our Aggie Core Values as a foundation to cultivate civic literacy.

If you would like to visit with someone about CLIDE and its initiatives, CLIDE Committee members will host office hours in-person and virtually as schedules allow.

Additionally, below is the schedule for the Anti-Racism Allyship Meetings for anyone who may be interested.

Anti-Racism Allyship Meetings

Date Time
Wednesday, June 26, 2020 11:30AM
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:30AM
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:30AM
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:30AM
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:30AM
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:30AM
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:30AM
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:30AM
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:30AM
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:30AM
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:30AM
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:30AM
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:30AM
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 11:30AM
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:30AM
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:30AM
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:30AM
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:30AM
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:30AM
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:30AM

We are open to any feedback and are happy to field questions:

CLIDE Leadership    

Photo of Dr. Carol Bunch-Davis

Dr. Carol Bunch-Davis,
Associate Professor of English,
Department of Liberal Studies
CLIDE Committee Chair
Marine Education Support and Safety Operations
Campus Conduct, Engagement & Communication Subcommittee Chair
Photo of Kathryn Falvo

Kathryn Falvo
Instructional Assistant Professor of History,
Department of Liberal Studies
Ant-Racism Allyship Subcommittee Chair

2019 Diversity Poster