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Division of Student Affairs

Student Affairs Diversity Team

Purpose

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.

History

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

Office of Admissions

Sean Hartnett

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

Past Team Members

Center for Multicultural Education

Tabatha Cruz

Student Involvement Center

Steffoni Schmidt

Wellness Recreation Services

Cindy Klatt

Admissions

Jamie Rathjen

Department of Residence

Drake Martin 

Disability Services

Ashley Brickley

Disability Services

Jill Smith

Counseling Center

Joseph DeWitz

Admissions

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

Links

Contact: Chairperson Brittany Warren, brittany.warren@uni.edu

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.