Diversity and Equity Division Staff
Executive Director for Diversity and Equity
Senior administrator for the Diversity and Equity Division reporting directly to the Chancellor. Provides leadership to develop and implement policies and ensures compliance with federal, state and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees policies and regulations relating to issues of equity and social justice.
Designs and delivers seminars and presentations related to diversity and cultural competency for the colleges and universities and community organizations. Builds relationships with community and business leaders as well as under-represented and undeserved populations and communities.
Associate Director for Diversity and Equity
Conducts investigations under Board of Trustees Policy 1B.1 Nondiscrimination in education and employment opportunity. Designs, develops and provides training to all investigators and decision makers on equal opportunity and diversity policies and procedures. Team leader for the Office of Civil Rights reviews. Develops affirmative action plans for the System Office. Monitors and leads the effort to resolve protected class complaints from all system institutions.
Access and Opportunity Specialist
Coordinates Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' American Indian Work Plan. His responsibilities include researching, training and organizing special events as it relates to the American Indian Work Plan.
Executive Assistant Diversity and Equity
Executive Assistant for Advancement
Provides office support for Dr. Whitney Harris, the Diversity and Equity division and Advancement.
Diversity Programs Director
Supports the implementation of the System Office work plan projects and initiatives.
Conducts research, develops curriculum materials and facilitates workshops concerning diversity, equity, social justice and conflict management. Serves as a resource for internal and external consultants and speakers. Provides information and best practices in the area of recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and administrators from undeserved, under-represented and protected class groups. Supports campus retention and recruitment plans by analyzing content and providing feedback.