Westminster College is dedicated to social justice, equity, and respect as fundamental components of our mission and core values. Informed by our college-wide learning goals, Westminster acknowledges and engages with the values, experiences, worldviews, and intersectional identities and characteristics of all members of our campus community. Furthermore, we strive for Inclusive Excellence by consistently interweaving diversity and inclusion into our curricula and co-curricular activities, programs, policies, practices, and external engagement. It is our goal to cultivate a respectful, equitable, and healthy campus community.
As part of this statement, we define diversity as individual differences, life experiences, group/social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, and disability), historically underrepresented groups, and groups with cultural, political, religious/spiritual, or other affiliations.
Campus Diversity Committees
Westminster Diversity Council
As a committee within Faculty Senate, the Diversity Council works to advocate for equity and excellence through Westminster's policies, practices, and programs, with a keen focus on curriculum, faculty recruitment and retention, training and education, and equity.
Diversity Council Members
Ranjan Adiga, Ph.D
Christy Clay, Ph.D
Kenan Ince, Ph.D
Michael Mamo, Ph.D
Hal Snarr, Ph.D
Hal Snarr, Ph.D
- Full-Time Faculty
- Assistant Professor
- MBA, Project-based MBA, MBA in Technology Commercialization
- Banking, macroeconomic principles, business statistics, and economics. His research includes studies on how anti-poverty policy and economic freedom affect employment, marriage, fertility, migration, dependency, and poverty
Areas of Expertise
Ph.D. Washington State University
B.S. Idaho State University
B.S. Regent's American College London
Juanita Takeno, DNP
Ex-Officio Non-Voting Member
Diversity Engagement Team
The Diversity Engagement Team comprises representatives from across campus who provide updates on efforts related to diversity and inclusion, share concerns or issues related to campus culture, and identify opportunities for collaboration and innovation.
Diversity Engagement Team Members
Melanie Agnew, Ph.D
Dean of Education
Director, Student Involvement & Orientation
David Baddley, MFA
Kara Barnette, Ph.D
Director of Government Relations and Sponsored Projects
Director of Campus Safety
Christopher Davids, Ph.D
Assistant Provost for Global Learning
Director of Retention & Student Success
Han Kim, Ph.D
Lance Newman, Ph.D
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
Paul Presson, Ph.D
Director of Spiritual Life
Ashley Seitz Kramer, Ph.D
Assistant Dean and Director of Academic Operations
Sheryl Steadman, Ph.D
Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences
Tamara Stevenson, Ed.D.
Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and C.D.O
Tamara Stevenson, Ed.D.
- Full-Time Staff
- Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and C.D.O
Ed.D. Eastern Michigan University
M.A. Wayne State University
B.A. Wayne State University
Finance and Administration Consultant
Director of Publications & Managing Editor
Director, Center for Civic Engagement and Experiential Learn
Mike Zarkin, Ph.D
Diversity Strategic Planning
In the fall of 2017, Westminster College embarked on the diversity strategic planning process. Members of the Westminster community engaged in conversations, brainstorming, ideation, and other discussions with the purpose of developing a three-year diversity strategic plan.
Disability Resource Committee
DRC's primary responsibility is to meet the accommodations of students registered with disability services, hear appeals from students, and communicate policies and procedures to the campus community in an effort to provide education best practices in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act. For more information about the DRC, please contact David Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disability Resource Committee Members
Deputy Cio and Director of Client Servicess
Assistant Director, Plant Operations & Purchasing
Athletics Diversity Committee
Housed in Athletics, the committee is making progress in its implementation of its NCAA diversity plan while adapting the plan as its Westminster unit diversity plan. For members, contact Dr. Susan Heath at email@example.com.
As a committee within Faculty Senate, this Council this Council works in conjunction with the staff of Global Engagement to instill a focus on internationalization and global learning into the College's planning, programs, and consciousness. For more information and members, visit the Office for Global Engagement.
Westminster is committed to creating a culture that is welcoming and inclusive. To achieve this goal, we encourage individuals to report occurrences of bias, harassment, and discrimination.
If you feel that you have experienced discrimination or harassment, you should report a Title IX incident. You can also email Title IX Coordinator Mary Royal (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Title IX Deputy Coordinator Natalie Seely (email@example.com).
Diversity Quick Facts
Consistent with our Commitment to an Inclusive Westminster, we strive to diversify our campus through proactive and intentional policies and strategies aimed at the recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.