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.
|Jackie Baker-Sennett||Co-Associate Dean for Student Affairs, WCE|
|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|
|Tim Bruce||Program Director, Educational Administration M.Ed. Program|
|Genevieve Carrillo||Co-chair/Staff, WCE Dean's Office|
|Jose Cervantes-Aguilar||Student, MiT Secondary;Graduate Student Senator|
|Elsa Chambers||Student, ELED/Students for Public Education|
|Natalie Chan||Student, Human Services|
|Joohee Choi||Co-chair/Student, Human Services|
|Jack Clemens||Student, Secondary Education|
|Natalie Cloyd||Student, ELED|
|Brett Coleman||Faculty, Human Services|
|Hope Corbin||Faculty/Director, Human Services|
|Gail Coulter||Faculty, Special Education|
|Sanne de Boer||Student, Human Services|
|Lilli Donahoe||Student, Human Services|
|Bailey Duran||Student, Human Services|
|Christine Espina||Faculty, Nursing|
|Jessica Ferreras-Stone||Faculty, Elementary Education|
|Lindsay Foreman-Murray||Faculty, Special Education|
|Kristen French||Director, Center for Education, Equity & Diversity (CEED) and Faculty, Elementary Education|
|Gail Goulet||Co-chair/Faculty, Adult and Higher Education|
|Diana Gruman||Faculty, Psychology|
|Sue Guenter-Schlesinger||Special Assistant to the Provost|
|Gloria Guizar||Student, Human Services|
|Brooke Hagopian||Student, Secondary Education|
|Ella Harris||Student/Staff, Woodring Office of Diversity, Recruitment & Retention|
|Jeffery Hart||Faculty, Special Education|
|Juliet Holzknecht||Staff, Compass to Campus|
|Haley Johnson||Student, Human Services|
|Bridget Kelley||Faculty, Special Education|
|Elizabeth Kelly||Student, Human Services|
|Bruce Larson||Interim Associate Dean, Woodring College|
|Lindsay Little||Student, MiT, Secondary|
|Bill Lonneman||Faculty, Nursing|
|Elaine Mehary||Staff, Secondary Education - Education & Social Justice Minor|
|Victor Nolet||Faculty, Secondary Education|
|Sarah Ounniyom||Student, Human Services|
|Daisy Padilla Torres||Co-chair/WCE Senior Consultant for Diversity, Recruitment and Retention|
|Natalie Reeder||Student, ELED/Students for Public Education|
|Francisco Rios||Faculty, Secondary Education|
|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|
- 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.