Diversity and Climate


The College of Geosciences is one of the nation’s most comprehensive earth-system colleges and we are committed to the discovery, advancement and application of knowledge fundamental to understanding our planet and its resources for a sustainable future. For the College to be a national leader, diversity, equity, and inclusion must be central to all that we do. We invest in building a culture values and respects the diversity of backgrounds and experiences that our students, staff, and faculty bring to the college. Empowering a diverse and inclusive community serves as the foundation for effective cross-disciplinary work and world class teaching.

The Office of Diversity and Climate is committed to providing strategic oversight in the areas of program and policy that ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive climate for students, staff, and faculty.

What we mean by diversity at Texas A&M University

The inclusion, welcome, and support of individuals from all groups, encompassing the various characteristics of persons in our community. The characteristics can include, but are not limited to: age, background, citizenship, disability, education, ethnicity, family status, gender, gender identity/expression, geographical location, language, military experience, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and work experience.



Ishara Casellas Connors

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Climate


  (979) 845-3651

  Eller O&M 202

To make an appointment with Ishara, please contact Corie Smith.