Equity and Diversity Committee

Woodring College of Education strives to be inclusive of all diverse populations including, but not limited to, those who have experienced systemic social injustices based on their ethnicity, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, language, socio-economic status, or religion.

Woodring College of Education is committed to transformational change that supports increased understanding and respect for differences and similarities among people and cultures. One of the ways the College fulfills this commitment is through the work of its Diversity Committee.


The Woodring College of Education Equity and Diversity Committee will recommend strategies and processes to :

  1. support the integration of diversity throughout curricula and field experiences for all Woodring students;
  2. attract and retain an increasingly diverse faculty, staff and student populations; and
  3. foster the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of individual members of the College about diversity, equity, and social justice.

The Diversity Committee will act in an advisory capacity to the Woodring Advisory Council to support institutional commitment of the goals. 


Membership is open to all Woodring College and Western Washington University faculty and staff who are committed to the charge of the committee. Members include representatives from Woodring faculty, staff and students from all departments, the Education Librarian, and the Assistant Vice president of Student Affairs, and interested administrators from the university.

If you are interested in joining, please contact one of the Co-Chairs.

Susan Cahill Staff, Special Education and Education Leadership
Christina Carlson Staff, Secondary Education Department
Emma Caro EDC Co-Chair/Student, Compass2Campus
David Carroll Faculty, Elementary Education
Brett Coleman Faculty, Human Services
Gail Coulter Chair, Special Education
Karen Dade Faculty, Woodring College
Christine Espina Faculty, Nursing
Kristen French Director, Center for Education, Equity & Diversity (CEED) and Faculty, Elementary Education
Stan Goto Faculty, Adult and Higher Education
Diana Gruman Faculty, Psychology
Sue Guenter-Schlesinger Executive Director/ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office
Jeffery Hart Faculty, Special Education
Bridget Kelley Faculty, Special Education
Bruce Larson Interim Associate Dean, Woodring College
Bill Lonneman Faculty, Nursing
Cheiron McMahill Faculty, TESOL
Elaine Mehary Staff, Secondary Education - Education & Social Justice Minor
Liz Mogford Faculty, Sociology
Victor Nolet EDC Co-Chair/Faculty, Secondary Education
Kunle Ojikutu Assistant VP, Enrollment and Student Services
Neco Pacheaco Student, Special Education
Tracey Pyscher Faculty, Secondary Education
Nat Reilly EDC Co-Chair/Staff, Woodring Recruitment and Retention Specialist
Francisco Rios Faculty, Secondary Education
Lynda Spaulding Staff, Center for Education, Equity & Diversity (CEED)
Angelia Thornton Student, Woodring MIT Candidate
Maria Timmons Flores Faculty, Elementary Education
Joan Ullin Assistant Director, Student Outreach Services
Tara Villalba Faculty, Compass2Campus/Human Services
Anselmo Villanueva Executive Director, Compass2Campus
Horacio Walker Dean, Woodring College of Education
Cameron Wuhr Staff, Student Outreach Services

Meeting Schedule

  • All are welcome to attend! For meeting times, contact Misti.Williams@wwu.edu (Equity and Diversity Committee staff support), 360-650-7759.


Minutes Academic Term Academic Year
12/01/17 Fall 2017-2018
10/06/17 Fall 2017-2018
3/4/16 Winter 2015-2016
2/5/16 Winter 2015-2016
1/8/16 Winter 2015-2016
12/04/15 Fall 2015-2016
11/13/15 Fall 2015-2016
6/5/15 Spring 2014-2015
5/1/15 Spring 2014-2015
4/3/15 Spring 2014-2015