Pamela Phayme, Director
Pamela Phayme joined the Student Life team in 2009. As the Director of Diversity Initiatives, her primary focus is on coordinating campus programs that focus on multiculturalism, cultural heritage month celebrations, conducting social justice trainings/ workshops for the Barnard community, facilitating student leadership retreats and advising cultural clubs and organizations.
Originally from Richmond, VA this "southern belle" has learned to fully appreciate life in New York City! When she isn't in the office Pam enjoys visiting museums, seeing Broadway shows, playing tennis and finding new places to have brunch.
Dianne Delima joined the Diversity Initiatives staff as a Graduate Assistant in September of 2011. She is a west coast native and lived in southern California for seven years before moving to study Higher Education and Diversity at Teachers College, Columbia University. As the G.A. for programming Dianne’s primary responsibilities include: facilitating the Campus Vibes Dialogue Series, co-advising cultural heritage month celebrations, working collaboratively with the Admissions Office on special recruitment initiatives and planning the annual Legacy Graduation Program for seniors.
In her free time Dianne likes running, playing basketball and tennis. She also enjoys movies, the beach, going to museums and cheering on the L.A. Lakers!
Evan Englander joined the Diversity Initiatives staff as the Graduate Assistant for LGBTQA Initiatives in September of 2013. His duties include advising and assisting LGBTQA clubs and organizations on campus, organizing and assisting with LGBTQA events including Queer Awareness Month and the LGBTQA Leadership Retreat and other assorted events and tasks within Diversity Initiatives. Evan holds a B.S. in Mass Communications and Communication Studies from SUNY Oneonta. He is currently an M.A. student at Teachers College, Columbia University, studying Higher and Postsecondary Education.
On the weekends, Evan is a radio personality at 98Q (WDAQ 98.3 FM), in Danbury, CT. A native New Yorker, he loves watching the Mets, Jets and Islanders (though it can be painful at times), is a movie buff and a huge Bruce Springsteen fan.
Stop by the Diversity Initiatives Resource Room on the 3rd Floor in Diana Center to meet Dianne and Evan and to learn more about what Diversity Initiatives has to offer you.