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.

Elsa Chambers Student, ELED/Students for Public Education
Christina Carlson Staff, Secondary Education Department
Brett Coleman Faculty, Human Services
Jace Cotton Student, ELED/Students for Public Education
Gail Coulter Faculty, Special Education
Sanne de Boer Co-chair/Student, Human Services
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
Gloria Guizar Co-chair/Student, Human Services
Jeffery Hart Faculty, Special Education
Bridget Kelley Faculty, Special Education
Bruce Larson Interim Associate Dean, Woodring College
Anne Lee Student, Human Services
Bill Lonneman Co-chair/Faculty, Nursing
Elaine Mehary Staff, Secondary Education - Education & Social Justice Minor
Liz Mogford Faculty, Sociology
Victor Nolet Faculty, Secondary Education
Neco Pacheaco Student, Special Education
Natalie Reeder Student, ELED/Students for Public 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/C2C
Joan Ullin Assistant Director, Student Outreach Services
Tara Villalba Faculty, Compass2Campus/Human Services
Horacio Walker Dean, Woodring College of Education

Meeting Schedule

  • All are welcome to attend! The committee usually meets the first Friday of the month, 8:30-10:00 am, in fall, winter, and spring quarters. For more information about meeting times and location, contact Misti.Williams@wwu.edu (Equity and Diversity Committee staff support), 360-650-7759.


Minutes Academic Term Academic Year
11/02/18 Fall 2018-2019
10/05/18 Fall 2018-2019
6/01/18 Spring 2017-2018
5/04/18 Spring 2017-2018
4/06/18 Spring 2017-2018
3/02/18 Winter 2017-2018
2/16/18 Winter 2017-2018
2/02/18 Winter 2017-2018
01/12/18 Winter 2017-2018
12/01/17 Fall 2017-2018