Diversity Advisory Board

The Diversity Advisory Board is made up of community members actively engaged with diverse populations who are interested in promoting diversity efforts in the greater Vancouver community, particularly in the areas of diverse student and staff recruitment to WSU Vancouver. Their primary responsibility is to serve as ambassadors to the Vancouver/Portland communities by leveraging their current community roles and to provide feedback to WSU Vancouver regarding its diversity efforts.

Dave Beke Dave Beke Catholic Community Services of Western Washington
Randy Boose Randy Boose Ex Officio
Sharif Burdzik Sharif Burdzik Riverview Community Bank
Renny Christopher Renny Christopher Ex Officio
Katie Carter Katie Carter Pride Foundation
Adrian Cortes Adrian Cortes Battle Ground City Council
Michael Freeman Michael Freeman National Federation for the Blind
Placeholder Luz MarĂ­a Gordillo Associate Professor, WSU Vancouver
Major W. Harris Major W. Harris, Jr. Department of Social and Health Services, Juvenile Justice and Rehabilitation Administration
Mike Iyall Mike Iyall Cowlitz Indian Tribe
WSU tribal ring
Haddy Jobe Haddy Jobe YWCA
Promise King Promise King League of Minority Voters
Dominique Merriweather Dominique Merriweather Umpqua Bank
Deena Pierott Deena Pierott Mosaic Blueprint
Dr. Gene Sakai Dr. Gene Sakai Sakai Family Dentistry
Lynn Valenter Lynn Valenter Ex Officio
Placeholder Dionne Vester Hudson's Bay High School
Nancy Youlden Nancy Youlden Ex Officio