Affirmative Action Office Staff

Each member of our staff has written a short message and bio of themselves so that you can get to know them better.

 
Carmen B. Borges, Interim Vice Provost for Affirmative Action

Alan Finnecy , Senior Affirmative Action Specialist

Leah Zimmerman, Coordinator, Americans with Disabilities Act Programs

Charleon Jeffries, Coordinator, Diversity Education

Cindy Harter, Administrative Support Coordinator

Tanya Pasko, Administrative Support Assistant

Jennifer Gooch, Administrative Support Assistant

 



Carmen B. Borges
, Interim Vice Provost for Affirmative Action


Carmen B. Borges
Associate Director
cbb1@psu.edu

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Alan Finnecy
, Senior Affirmative Action Specialist

As Senior Affirmative Action Specialist, I work on most of the external complaints filed with state and federal agencies such as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). I previously worked for Penn State in this position and as the Human Resources Manager for the College of Engineering. I am a graduate of Penn State and The University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Alan Finnecy
Senior Affirmative Action Specialist
asf1@psu.edu

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Leah Zimmerman, ADA Coordinator

lrz2@psu.edu

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Charleon Jeffries, Coordinator, Diversity Education

Hello!  As the Coordinator of Diversity Education, my primary roles is to provide opportunities for training for Penn State faculty and staff, on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, campus climate, and civility.  Our office offers a number of training programs across a broad range of diversity related topics, and I am also happy to work with individual departments or units to tailor sessions that meet your goals or needs.

Prior to joining the Affirmative Action Office, I spent 11 years in the Office of Multicultural Programs in the College of Education working with students, faculty, and staff on issues related to the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body and preparing future educators to work and learn with and in a diverse communities.

Charleon Jeffries,
Coordinator, Diversity Education
cxj164@psu.edu

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Cindy Harter, Administrative Support Coordinator

Hi! I have been employed in the Affirmative Action Office since 1987. I provide administrative support to the Vice Provost, Associate Director, and Specialists in the office. In addition, I am responsible for making travel arrangements for staff, arranging meetings and scheduling appointments and assisting the Vice Provost with budget planning. I am responsible for monitoring all tenure track faculty searches to ensure federal affirmative action compliance. In addition, I maintain our office website so if you have suggestions for something you would like to see on our site, please contact me.

Cindy Harter
Administrative Support Coordinator
cih1@psu.edu

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Tanya Pasko, Administrative Support Assistant

Hi! I joined the Affirmative Action Office in March, 2001. As Administrative Support Assistant, my responsibilities range from general clerical duties, scheduling of meetings with our specialists, and assisting our specialists in various projects, developing and maintaining AAO database, analyzing data, creating various reports; developing and designing office newsletter, forms, brochures, flyers and informational materials; creating and editing office web site. If I can be of assistance, please contact me.

Tanya V. Pasko
Administrative Support Assistant
tvp2@psu.edu

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Jennifer Gooch, Administrative Support Assistant

Hi! I joined the Affirmative Action Office in June, 2010. As Administrative Support Assistant, my responsibilities include general clerical duties, scheduling of meetings with our specialists, assisting in various projects, providing staff support for the University Access Committee (UAC), and administering modified training to employees with disabilities. Please feel free to contact me if you need any help from our office.

Jen Gooch
Administrative Support Assistant
jag66@psu.edu

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Affirmative Action Office

Affirmative Action Office
328 Boucke, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-0471

Questions regarding web issues, please contact Tanya Pasko, tvp2@psu.edu


Web page last modified July 17, 2017