Associate Vice President for
Community, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence
April 25, 2018
After a comprehensive national search that incorporated involvement and input from hundreds of stakeholders across our WSU system, it is with great pleasure to announce the newest members of our Student Affairs leadership team.
Jaime Nolan, who has 20 years of diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice experience, will serve as WSU’s associate vice president for community, equity, and inclusive excellence.
“Jaime’s career has been dedicated to meeting the needs of students,” Gonzales said. “Her proven success in collaborating and partnering with faculty and staff as they developed equitable and inclusive educational environments was unparalleled.”
The associate vice president for community, equity, and inclusive excellence was created as part of the Campus Culture and Climate initiative announced in May 2017 by WSU President Kirk Schulz.
On the WSU Pullman campus, Nolan will oversee the Gender Identity/Expression Sexual Orientation and Resource Center, Women’s Resource Center, Multicultural Student Services, Access Center, Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center, as well as the Office of Equity and Diversity which was moved to the Division of Student Affairs in January, 2018. Nolan will also lead and coordinate WSU system-wide culture and climate efforts.
Nolan earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees in American studies at WSU. Currently serving in a similar position at the University of New Hampshire, Nolan’s experience also includes serving as chief diversity officer at South Dakota State University and director of the Office for Diversity, Equity and Community. At the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, she served as director for multicultural affairs, held the role of associate dean for diversity and director of the Office of Undergraduate Studies at Colgate University, and served as special assistant to the vice president for multicultural affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Nolan was named to the WSU post following a nationwide search and will begin her new role on June 1, 2018.
Read the full announcement about Jaime Nolan and our progress on creating an inclusive and welcoming WSU community at the WSU Insider.