Center for Student Involvement


LGBTQ and Allies Committee

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and Allies Committee develops strategies, initiatives and programs for acceptance and inclusion of the LGBTQ community. Our mission is to increase visibility of the LGBTQ community and its needs by:

  • Reaching out to various constituencies, especially our allies, across the University.
  • Developing programs of action and education to foster consciousness raising and encourage sensitivity.
  • Engaging our individual academic units and departments to build respect and support for our community. 

Committee Chair

Carol Sussal
Associate Professor
School of Social Work

Committee Members

Wendy A. Badala
Director of International Student Services and Interfaith Center
Office of International Student Services

Ellen Diamond
Adelphi University alumna

Fabian Burrell
Instructional Designer
Faculty Center for Professional Excellence

Blyth Daylong
Executive Director
Performing Arts Center

Reverend Michael Delaney
Protestant Chaplain
Interfaith Center

Melanie Getzler
Adelphi University student

Perry E. Greene
Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Stavroula Kyriakakis
Associate Professor
School of Social Work

Gerard Lennon
Sergeant, Crime Prevention Officer
Department of Public Safety and Transportation

Carol Lucas
Director of Counseling Center and Support Services
Division of Student Affairs

Monroe Marshall
Adelphi University student

Constance McKnight
Adjunct Faculty
Dept. of Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education, and Sports Management

Georgia A. Newlin
Associate Professor
Department of Music

Livia A. Polise
Assistant Director of Field Education
School of Social Work

Tatesh Sookdeo
Adelphi University student

Mena Sposito
Adelphi University alumnus

Jason A. Spradley
Assistant Director
Center for Student Involvement

Devin Thornburg
Professor, Department Chair and Chair of the Faculty Senate
Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Greta Tiberia
Coordinator of Substance Abuse Counseling
Student Counseling Center

Adam Visconti
Associate Director, Chair, LGBTQ Task Force
Office of Residential Life and Housing


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University Center, Room 110
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