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Division of Student Affairs

Diverse Faculty and Staff Work Group


  • Increase transparency and availability of faculty and staff diversity data (e.g., department, college, division, campus)
  • In alignment with relevant state and federal statutes, develop proactive programs, targeted outreach, and recruitment plan for diverse faculty and staff
  • Recommend and propose a communication plan about progress on efforts to recruit and retain diverse faculty and staff
  • Develop and propose institutional practices to ensure accountability in search and hiring process for managers and supervisors
  • Formalize administrative support for current and future affinity groups for faculty and staff
  • Identify current and future professional development programs for diverse faculty and staff

Responsible Administrator

Theresa Elliot-Cheslek, Associate Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resource Services, Pullman

Administrative Support

Jaide Wilhelm, Assistant to Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Human Resource Services, Pullman

Jason Abrams, Assistant to Associate Vice President, Student Affairs, Pullman

Work Group


Phyllis Erdman, Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Education, Pullman

Obie Ford III, Campus Director, Equity and Diversity, Vancouver

WSU Pullman campus at night

Work Group Updates & Resources

Meeting Minutes