Workplace DEI Advisory CouncilDiversity, Equity, Inclusion
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WDEI Advisory Council’s goals will be published soon!
Action Plan Information Coming Soon!
Workplace DEI Advisory Council Membership
|Shawna Kuether||Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action|
|James Fletcher||Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration|
|Sean Fay||Director of Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action|
|Patricia Schrader||Senior Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist|
|Natasha Aguilera||Compliance & Training Specialist|
|Shannon Lemke||Associate Human Resource Specialist|
|Art Munin||Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students|
|Byron Adams||Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence|
|Barb Rau||Dean of College of Business|
|Jordan Landry||Associate Professor|
|Liz Cannon||Director of LGBTQ+ Resource Center|
|Alicia Johnson||Director of Women's Center|
|Jerry Thomas||Associate Professor|
|Kiersten Karlsen||Associate Dean of Students|
|Timber Smith||Veterans Resource Coordinator|
|Lisa Goetsch||Reservations Coordinator|
|Missy Motl||Associate Academic Librarian (FDL Campus)|