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The Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action is pleased to announce the formation of the Workplace Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Council. 

The Workplace DEI Advisory Council brings together members of the campus community to have open and honest conversations on how to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace. The Workplace DEI Advisory Council will guide the campus to create a respectful and inclusive working community in which individuals appreciate their uniqueness, understand their differences, and find common purpose. 

While we have taken some initial steps toward this end, we recognize the need to make a renewed and fortified commitment to improving DEI at UW Oshkosh. We are excited to share with you who we are and keep you informed of what we are working on. 

Workplace DEI’s Mission

Diversity is a driving force behind our achievements as a university that constantly strives for innovation, creativity and progress.  Each individual’s unique abilities, talents, culture, identity, and life experiences contribute to the foundation of our success as an institution and as a community seeking to improve the world around us through education and research.  

As an employer, we are committed to providing equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all our divisions, departments and programs.  Creating and maintaining an inclusive environment that thrives on individual differences is of paramount importance to us.  For that reason, our mission as the Workplace Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council is to foster measurable progress toward achieving equity in our University’s programs, policies, procedures and other good-faith efforts.

Proposed Campus Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

The Workplace DEI Advisory Council would like to request your feedback. As you know, the Council hopes to guide the campus to create a respectful and inclusive working community in which individuals appreciate their uniqueness, understand their differences, and find common purpose. 

One of the first priorities of the Council is to create a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion statement that demonstrates and defines UW Oshkosh’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. DEI statements are very common within organizations as these statements are used to communicate the value of DEI to all levels of the institution, public, and community. They often are incorporated into the overall mission and strategic priorities of the institution.  

We recognize the importance of gathering feedback from our campus community on this proposed statement. Please review the proposed draft statement below and submit your feedback using the form provided.  

Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a campus culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive. 

If you have concerns with the specific language used in this statement please send your suggestions to afaction@uwosh.edu.

GOALS

WDEI Advisory Council’s goals will be published soon! 

ACTION PLAN

Action Plan Information Coming Soon! 

Workplace DEI Advisory Council Membership 

NameTitle
Shawna KuetherAssociate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action
James FletcherVice Chancellor of Finance & Administration
Sean FayDirector of Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action
Patricia SchraderSenior Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist
Natasha AguileraCompliance & Training Specialist
Shannon LemkeAssociate Human Resource Specialist
Art MuninAssociate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
Byron AdamsInterim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence
Barb RauDean of College of Business
Jordan Landry Associate Professor
Liz CannonDirector of LGBTQ+ Resource Center
Alicia JohnsonDirector of Women's Center
Jerry ThomasAssociate Professor
Kiersten KarlsenAssociate Dean of Students
Timber SmithVeterans Resource Coordinator
Lisa GoetschReservations Coordinator
Missy MotlAssociate Academic Librarian (FDL Campus)
Seev LeeStudent
Braini McKenzieStudent

Contact Us

Dempsey Hall 337
(920) 424-1166
(920) 424-2021
afaction@uwosh.edu
Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action

Securing equity and fairness at UW Oshkosh.