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Smartstart cohort participate in team building exercise outside of the Student Recreation Center

SmartStart cohort team building exercise

 

Dr. Jaime Nolan

Associate Vice President for Community, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence

Jaime Nolan

Dr. Jaime Nolan
Associate Vice President, Community, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence
509-335-3532
Jennifer.nolan@wsu.edu

Serving students is the primary theme of Coug alumnus Jaime Nolan’s career. Her dedication to what she calls “the work” is what brings her career full circle and back to WSU to share her experience and energy as the associate vice president for community, equity, and inclusive excellence for the Division of Student Affairs. 

At the heart of Nolan’s work is a passion for education and finding common ground. Her efforts in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice span 20 years and has encompassed mediation and conflict resolution, training programs, and recruitment/retention initiatives focused on faculty, students, and staff from underrepresented communities.

“Jaime’s career has been dedicated to meeting the needs of students,” Mary Jo Gonzales, vice president of student affairs said. “Her proven success in collaborating and partnering with faculty and staff as they developed equitable and inclusive educational environments was unparalleled.”

On the WSU Pullman campus, Nolan oversees the Gender Identity/Expression Sexual Orientation and Resource Center, Women’s Resource Center, Multicultural Student Services, Access Center, Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center and the Office of Equity and Diversity. Nolan also leads and coordinates WSU system-wide culture and climate efforts.

Nolan believes in building long-lasting and sustainable programming that can help students flourish. Her efforts have been recognized and duplicated on other college campuses across the country. This includes the development of Breaking Bread, a program designed to create opportunities to build partnerships, alliances and networks across differences through the sharing of a meal.

Nolan graduated from WSU with both an undergraduate and graduate degrees in American Studies with a focus on American Comparative Cultures. Additionally, Nolan completed her doctorate in Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Her experience includes serving as associate vice president for community, equity and diversity at the University of New Hampshire, as chief diversity officer at South Dakota State University and director of the Office for Diversity, Equity and Community.