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Division of Student Affairs

Cultural Competency Work Group


  • Review and evaluate cultural competency and ally trainings offered by all WSU units (e.g., Vancouver, Pullman Diversity Education, Extension, GEISORC, OEO, Health Promotion) and proposed by students (e.g., Wake Up WSU, Social Justice Peer Educators)
  • Identify specific cultural competency training, goals and objective which can be assessed, measured, and reported
  • Determine appropriate training mechanisms (i.e., required, variable options, in person, on-line, course, WOW) for faculty, staff, and students
  • Propose frequency intervals for trainings (e.g., annual, every two years, every three years)
  • Identify specific implementation plan for both new and returning students
  • Identify specific implementation plan for faculty and staff
  • Outline tentative budget including staffing and program costs
  • Incorporate expectation that review and updating of training materials occurs regularly.

Responsible Administrators

Lead: Dan Bernardo, Provost, Executive Vice President, Pullman
Mary Jo Gonzales, Vice President, Division of Student Affairs, Pullman
Theresa Elliot-Cheslek, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Human Resource Services, Pullman

Work Group Team


Amir Gilmore, Chair, GPSA Budget Committee, Pullman
Vacant, undergraduate or graduate student

Work Group Updates & Resources

Working Group

Meeting Minutes: