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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

As a means of further enhancing Virginia Wesleyan University's institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, President Scott D. Miller introduced the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (DEIC) in 2022. The DEIC leads institutional efforts to not only understand diversity, equity and inclusion issues, but also to provide resources and layers of support for students who bring rich experiences and perspectives, and ensure that Virginia Wesleyan is continually honoring and respecting differences and that all members of the campus community have a voice.

From purpose to function, the DEIC leads the institution in offering programs designed to enhance the educational value of the campus community through purposeful dialogue and celebration of difference. The council consists of the University's designated five deputy diversity officers from key institutional areas: Academics, Athletics, Student Activities, the Lighthouse, and the Robert Nusbaum Center. The deputy diversity officers are appointed by the president of the University. The provost and vice president for academic affairs and senior vice president serve as co-chairs of the council. The DEIC meets monthly, at the calling of the co-chairs or president of the University, to discuss events and initiatives. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

Felipe HugueƱo, Deputy Diversity Officer
Kelly Jackson, Deputy Diversity Officer
Marina Maye, Deputy Diversity Officer
Crit Muniz, Deputy Diversity Officer
Modupe Oshikoya, Deputy Diversity Officer
Bethany Tsiaras, Deputy Diversity Officer
Ryley van der Velde, Deputy Diversity Officer

Additionally, Cee Cee Tucker serves as special advisor to the president on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Dr. Susan Larkin (Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs) and Dr. Keith Moore (Senior Vice President) serve as ex officio liaisons to the President's Cabinet. They also serve as co-chairs of the council.