Student Affairs Diversity Team
The Diversity Team offers educational opportunities designed to equip the Student Affairs staff to work well with diverse colleagues and serve diverse customers and students.
One 90-minute topical program per semester has been offered since the team was assembled in Spring 2005. This series, called “Insights for Effectiveness,” has included a variety of topics: students of color; disability awareness; LGBTQ issues; international students; transgender issues; gender communication; veterans’ adjustments to campus; a more inclusive campus; Islam and UNI; and Asperger’s syndrome.
Program topics are offered twice within the same week, to accommodate potential attendees’ work schedules. Attendance per topic is about 150 to 200, including some faculty/staff from other divisions, as well as some student employees.
Members of the team are volunteers from various units in the division. They are appointed by the Vice President and serve until replaced. Current members:
|Counseling Center||Priscilla Villarreal|
|Counseling Center||Stephanie Germann|
|Counseling Center||Nic Zrostlik|
|Department of Residence||Rita Carrillo|
|Department of Residence||Roxanne Klepper|
|Center for Multicultural Education||Tabatha Cruz|
Past Team Members
|Wellness Recreation Services||Cindy Klatt|
|Department of Residence||Drake Martin|
|Disability Services||Ashley Brickley|
|Disability Services||Jill Smith|
|Counseling Center||Joseph DeWitz|
|Maucker Union||Bart Schmitz|
|Department of Residence||Gary Daters|
|Noehren Hall||Henderson Thomas|
|Office of the Registrar||Mary Baumann|
|Office of the Registrar||Wendy Mulder|
Contact: Chairperson Priscilla Villarreal, email@example.com
Link to Asperger Presentation
During an “Insights for Effectiveness” program UNI graduate Joelle Ruby Ryan returned to campus during Spring 2008 to share her story as a transgender woman.
A panel of military veterans attending UNI shared their perspectives at an “Insights for Effectiveness” program during Spring 2009.