AAR Status Committee Caucus


The Status Committee Caucus is charged with fostering collaboration for intersectional work among the status committees and advising the board on best practices and policies to achieve this goal.

Caucus Composition 

The Status Committee Caucus is chaired by the AAR Status Committee Director. The membership is comprised of the chairs of the four AAR status committees (Status of LGBTIQ Persons in the Profession, Status of People with Disabilities in the Profession, Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession, Status of Women in the Profession). The AAR Executive Director serves as the staff liaison.

Meeting Schedule

The Status Committee Caucus meets virtually each quarter.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The caucus will collaborate to strengthen intersectional dialogue and programing within the AAR. 
  • The caucus will plan the bi-annual Status Committee Summit. 
  • In addition to the responsibilities outlined in the charge, the caucus may hold Special Topic Forums or sponsor programming at Annual Meetings or year-round.

Caucus Members

Full NameTerm StartTerm EndPosition
Dr. Thelathia Young11/21/202111/24/2024Chair
K. Christine Pae1/1/202412/31/2027Member
Angela Parker1/1/202212/31/2025Member
Nicholas Shrubsole1/1/202412/31/2027Member
Melissa M. Wilcox1/1/202412/31/2027Member
Claudia Schippert8/1/2023 Staff Liaison