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Diversity Statement

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.

This Diversity Statement is further supported by our Commitment to an Inclusive Westminster, and our equal opportunity, ADA, and Title IX policies.

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.

Ranjan Adiga, Ph.D

Ranjan Adiga, Ph.D


Associate Professor

Kenan Ince, Ph.D

Kenan Ince, Ph.D


Associate Professor

Michael Mamo, Ph.D

Michael Mamo, Ph.D


Associate Professor

Hal Snarr, Ph.D

Hal Snarr, Ph.D


Adjunct

  • 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
  • hsnarr@westminstercollege.edu
  • ‌801.832.2634
Juanita Takeno, DNP

Juanita Takeno, DNP


Assistant Professor

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.

Oliver Anderson

Oliver Anderson


Director, Student Involvement & Orientation

Richard Badenhausen, Ph.D

Richard Badenhausen, Ph.D


Dean, Honors College

Kara Barnette, Ph.D

Kara Barnette, Ph.D


Associate Professor

Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown


Director of Government Relations and Sponsored Projects

Bri Buckley

Bri Buckley


Director of Campus Safety

Christopher Davids, Ph.D

Christopher Davids, Ph.D


Associate Professor

Sara Demko

Sara Demko


Assistant Provost for Global Learning

Christie Fox

Christie Fox


Director of Retention & Student Success

Lance Newman, Ph.D

Lance Newman, Ph.D


Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

David Perry

David Perry


Senior Director Institutional Research, Planning & Effective

Paul Presson, Ph.D

Paul Presson, Ph.D


Associate Professor

Ashley Seitz Kramer, Ph.D

Ashley Seitz Kramer, Ph.D


Senior Assistant Dean

Sheryl Steadman, Ph.D

Sheryl Steadman, Ph.D


Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences

Tamara Stevenson, Ed.D.

Tamara Stevenson, Ed.D.


Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and C.D.O

Julie Tille

Julie Tille


Director, Center for Civic Engagement and Experiential Learn

 

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 dperry@westminstercollege.edu.

Rodney Glore

Rodney Glore


Adjunct

Winter Morse

Winter Morse


Deputy Cio and Director of Client Services

Holly Patterson

Holly Patterson


Assistant Director, Plant Operations & Purchasing

David Perry

David Perry


Senior Director Institutional Research, Planning & Effective

Student Member

Ebony Tyler

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 sheath@westminstercollege.edu.

International Council

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.


Bias Reporting

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 Director of Care and Conduct/Title IX Coordinator Mary Royal (mroyal@westminstercollege.edu).

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.