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Division of Student Affairs

Diverse Faculty and Staff Work Group


  • Increase transparency and availability of faculty and staff diversity data (e.g., department, college, division, campus)
  • In alignment with relevant state and federal statutes, develop proactive programs, targeted outreach, and recruitment plan for diverse faculty and staff
  • Recommend and propose communication plan about progress on efforts to recruit and retain diverse faculty and staff
  • Develop and propose institutional practices to ensure accountability in search and hiring process for managers and supervisors
  • Formalize administrative support for current and future affinity groups for faculty and staff
  • Identify current and future professional development programs for diverse faculty and staff

Responsible Administrators

Lead: Theresa Elliot-Cheslek, Associate Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resource Services, Pullman
Dan Bernardo, Provost, Executive Vice President, Pullman
Mary Jo Gonzales, Vice President, Division of Student Affairs, Pullman

Work Group


Aaron Oforlea, Associate Professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences, Pullman
Marquelle Boone, Comparative Ethnic Studies Major, Pullman


Names are currently being updated, please check back soon, or contact the responsible administrator or co-chair.

WSU Pullman campus at night

Work Group Updates & Resources

Meeting Minutes