We are proud to announce the establishment of a new university-wide committee focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across the four colleges (LAW, AGSM, CAS, PNCA) and one committee of studies (COS) that make up Willamette.
The DEI Committee is chaired by Emilio Solano, Assistant Provost for Institutional Equity and Community Engagement, and is made up of faculty and student representatives from each of the colleges as well as general university representatives.
Recognizing that each college has its own DEI initiatives and/or working groups, this committee’s charge is to actively promote awareness of — and a shared commitment to — diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout Willamette University.
It will serve as a coordinating body, connecting faculty, staff, and students across the university to develop and share strategies and resources (and avoid the duplication of efforts) as part of our ongoing and collective effort to make Willamette a more equitable institution. The committee will meet monthly starting in November 2022.
Stephen Patterson - CAS Faculty
Rou Rou Hutchinson - CAS Student
Karen Sandrik - Law Faculty
Brooke Trujillo - Law Student
Tim Johnson - AGSM Faculty
Topeka Gibson-Grossman - AGSM Student
Jay Ponteri - PNCA Faculty
Davis Bashungwa - PNCA Student
Jameson Watts - COS Faculty
Justus Eaglesmith - COS Student
Olivia Munoz - Dean of Community Care & Inclusion
Kelvin Clark - Associate Dean of Students, PNCA
Ineda Adesanya - Chaplain
Dana Monaghan - Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
William Mullen - Vice President for Enrollment Management
Kip Iaone - Head Coach, Men's Basketball
Delia Olmos-Garcia - Executive Director, Willamette Academy
Colleen Kawahara - Chief of Staff, President's Office
Kelly Symons - Assistant Director, Accessible Education Services
Lisa Logan - Director, Gender Resource and Advocacy Center
For more information about committees coming out of the Office of the Provost you can visit https://willamette.edu/offices/provost/committees-initiatives/index.html.