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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. 

Equity and Diversity Committee End of Year Report, 2018-19


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

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 Yearsort ascending
12/4/09 Fall 2009-2010
1/8/10 Winter 2009-2010
2/5/10 Winter 2009-2010
3/5/10 Winter 2009-2010
4/2/10 Spring 2009-2010
5/7/10 Spring 2009-2010
6/4/10 Spring 2009-2010
3/1/13 Winter 2012-2013
4/5/13 Spring 2012-2013
5/03/13 Spring 2012-2013