IDEA Committee

The Newhouse School has created a committee of students, faculty and staff who meet regularly to discuss issues, develop initiatives and plan events in service of creating a welcoming environment for everyone in the Newhouse community.

IDEA Committee

Kelly Barnett

Kelly Barnett

  • Director

    Career Development Center
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Vince Cobb

Vincent Cobb

  • Manager Equipment Access

  • Instructional Technology Analyst

    Information Technology
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Kelly Gaggin

Kelly Gaggin

  • Assistant Teaching Professor

    Public Relations
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Soo Yeon Hong

Soo Yeon Hong

  • Assistant Teaching Professor

    Visual Communications
  • Assistant Teaching Professor

    Public Relations
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Anne Osborne

Anne Osborne

  • Professor

    Communications
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Hector Rendon

Hector Rendon

  • Assistant Professor

    Communications
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Wesley Whiteside

Wesley Whiteside

  • Associate Director of Recruitment and Diversity

    Recruitment and Student Engagement
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Binaka Norris

Binaka Norris

IDEA Committee Student Representative

Binaka Norris is a junior majoring in advertising and minoring in atrocity studies and the practices of social justice. She is a Nepali adoptee and is passionate about addressing the racial disparities in the education system and beyond. She believes that education is one of the best tools to fight for equality and providing every student an equal opportunity to learn is essential to fight injustice.

Dominic Chiappone

Dominic Chiappone

IDEA Committee Student Representative

Dominic Chiappone is a sophomore from Miami with a dual major in history and broadcast and digital journalism and a minor in Spanish. Dominic is involved in many activities on campus, including The Daily OrangeCitrusTV, U100, The Dean’s Team and OrangeSeeds.