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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Point People

DPPs have the following roles, within their various Colleges/Departments

  • Strategic planning, leadership, and accountability for diversity.
  • Assisting in the creation of a college strategic plan for diversity, aligned with the university’s Strategic Plan for Diversity.
  • Coordinating the college diversity committee, or acting in the capacity of staff support/dean’s liaison.
  • Assisting in the recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty and staff.
  • Assisting in the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students.
  • Assisting in identifying and working with Faculty Diversity Fellows, in the colleges where this is appropriate.
  • Promoting curriculum transformation (cutting edge pedagogy; infusion of Tilford competencies, internationalization, etc.).
  • Assisting in fundraising efforts to support the college’s strategic plan for diversity and the university’s plan, as appropriate.
  • Assisting with special initiatives and projects/events, as requested.
  • Attending the coordinating meetings for college Diversity Point People organized by the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

Membership Roster FY 2018

AreaMemberEmail
Agriculture

Zelia Wiley
Assistant Dean
785-532-5793

zwiley@k-state.edu
Architecture, Planning & Design

Wendy Ornelas
Professor
785-532-1119

wornelas@k-state.edu
Arts and Sciences

Kimathi Choma
Assistant Dean
785-532-6904

kchoma@k-state.edu
Business Administration

Dawne Martin
Assistant Dean
785-532-4383

dmartin@k-state.edu
Education

Nicholas Gallivan
Graduate Teaching Assistant

ngallivan@k-state.edu
Engineering

Laverne Bitse-Baldwin
Director of Multicutlural Engineering Program
785-532-5949

lbaldwin@k-state.edu
Human Ecology

Shawna Jordan
Asst. Dean/Director of Athletic Training Program
785-532-0151

jordan@k-state.edu
K-State Libraries

Michelle Bowen
Director of Human Resources
785-532-5671

mibowen@k-state.edu
K-State Polytechnic

Alysia Starkey
Associate Dean
785-826-2616

astarkey@k-state.edu
Veterinary Medicine

Ronnie Elmore
Associate Dean/Professor
785-532-5660

elmore@k-state.edu 
Graduate School

Geraldine Craig
Associate Dean
785-532-7927 

gkcraig@k-state.edu