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 :
- support the integration of diversity throughout curricula and field experiences for all Woodring students;
- attract and retain an increasingly diverse faculty, staff and student populations; and
- 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.
|Jasmine Balasa||Graduate Student, Adult & Higher Education|
|Laural Ballew||Executive Director of American Indian/Alaska Native and First Nations Relations and Tribal Liaison|
|Dana Brickham||Faculty, Rehabilitation Counseling|
|Christina Carlson||Staff, Secondary Education Department|
|Elsa Chambers||Student, ELED/Students for Public Education|
|Natalie Chan||Student, Human Services|
|Natalie Cloyd||Student, ELED|
|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|
|Lilli Donahoe||Student, Human Services|
|Bailey Duran||Student, Human Services|
|Christine Espina||Faculty, Nursing|
|Jessica Ferreras-Stone||Faculty, Elementary Education|
|Kristen French||Director, Center for Education, Equity & Diversity (CEED) and Faculty, Elementary Education|
|Gail Goulet||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|
|Haley Johnson||Student, Human Services|
|Bridget Kelley||Faculty, Special Education|
|Elizabeth Kelly||Student, Human Services|
|Bruce Larson||Interim Associate Dean, Woodring College|
|Bill Lonneman||Co-chair/Faculty, Nursing|
|Elaine Mehary||Staff, Secondary Education - Education & Social Justice Minor|
|Victor Nolet||Faculty, Secondary Education|
|Neco Pacheaco||Student, Special Education|
|Natalie Reeder||Student, ELED/Students for Public Education|
|Francisco Rios||Faculty, Secondary Education|
|Jackie Sennett||Co-Associate Dean for Student Affairs, WCE|
|Shaun Sowell||Faculty, Psychology-School Counseling|
|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|
- 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.