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Division of Student Affairs

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. 

Current Team

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:

Department of Residence

Coree Burton

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Felicia Carrillo

Counseling Center

Stephanie Germann

Department of Residence

Roxanne Klepper

Office of Admissions

Jesus Lizarraga

Office of the Registrar

Phil Patton

Center for Multicultural Education

Jackelin Rangel

Student Disability Services

Brittany Warren

Student Wellness Services

Shawna Haislet

Recreation Services 

Rachel Cook 


Thomas Heiar

Past Team Members

Center for Multicultural Education

Tabatha Cruz

Student Involvement Center

Steffoni Schmidt

Wellness Recreation Services

Cindy Klatt


Jamie Rathjen

Department of Residence

Drake Martin 

Disability Services

Ashley Brickley

Disability Services

Jill Smith

Counseling Center

Joseph DeWitz


Robin Sandberg

Maucker Union

Bart Schmitz

Department of Residence

Gary Daters

Department of Residence

Rita Carrillo

Noehren Hall

Henderson Thomas

Office of the Registrar

Mary Baumann

Counseling Center

Priscilla Villarreal

Counseling Center

Nic Zrostlik

Office of Admissions 

Sean Hartnett


Contact: Chairperson Brittany Warren,

2015 Insights for Effectiveness Event

Group Photo of Diversity Team Dr. Hogan Speaking
Joan Thompson Speaking Joan Thompson Speaking
Crowd at the Diversity Event Diversity Event Speaker