The Office of University Diversity and Inclusion collaborates with campus organizations and regional community organizations to develop, promote and host innovative training programs and conferences that enhance the University climate, promote a culture of inclusion and demonstrate the University's commitment to excellence and diversity.

Featured Announcements

Multicultural/Intersectional Learning Space Grand Opening

Date: Fri 09/18/20 3:00PM - 3:45PM

View the recorded video on YouTube

At the listening session on March 18, 2019, the administration shared information about initiatives that are planned or which are underway.  That information was presented as a powerpoint presentation.  You can access a pdf file with those PowerPoint slides by clicking on the link below:

Click here for pdf file 

 

You can also view notes from the discussion.

Click here for pdf file of notes from the March 18, 2019 discussion

 

At that same session, a group of students held signs with specific issues they had faced on campus.  They let us borrow their signs so that we could capture those issues and share them here. 

Click here for a pdf file listing the issues on the student protest signs

 

If you have concerns that you want to share around the issues discussed or around any issue involving concerning diversity and inclusion, please send an email to this special email address:

wucandobetter@washburn.edu

Meet Our Office Staff

Director, Danielle Dempsey-Swopes

Danielle Dempsey-Swopes, J.D.

Director
Office Phone: 785-670-1622
Email: diversity.inclusion@washburn.edu

Yvette Montgomery-Phifer

Yvette Montgomery-Phifer

School Certifying Official for Veteran-Connected Education Benefits
Office Phone: 785-670-2329
Email: yvette.montgomery@washburn.edu 

Lisa Galindo

Senior Administrative Assistant
Office Phone: 785-670-1622
Email: lisa.galindo@washburn.edu

Melisa Posey

Program Coordinator Diversity & Inclusion
Office Phone: 785-670-1627
Email: melisa.posey@washburn.edu

Cedrick Henderson-Smith, Program Assistant

Cedrick Henderson-Smith

Program Assistant
Junior
Major: Criminal Justice | Minor: Psychology

Melissa Tovar, Program Assistant

Melissa Tovar

Program Assistant
Senior
Major: Criminal Justice/Pre-Law

Tyler Crenshaw

Program Assistant
Sophomore
Major: Pre-Nursing

GET IN TOUCH WITH University Diversity and Inclusion

Location
Morgan Hall
Room 105

Phone & Email
785.670.1622
diversity.inclusion@washburn.edu

Hours
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5 pm
(After 5pm by appointment)

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