Diversity Council

Purpose

The purpose of the Diversity Council is to educate all students, faculty and staff of Sam Houston State University on diversity.  The Diversity Council works continually to educate on issues of diversity and multiculturalism including how to effectively address these issues in higher education and student leadership. Through programs, events and the Diversity Leadership Conference, the Diversity Council vows to educate the campus community on diversity, leadership and multiculturalism. 

History

In 2005, the then named Office of Multicultural and International Student Services, housed under the Department of Student Activities, created the Diversity Council.  The Council was primarily created to plan and implement the Diversity Leadership Conference but has grown to serve a higher purpose.  The Council is made up of a eight member Board of Directors and an Advisor that all work for one purpose, serving the students, faculty and staff of SHSU while educating those on diversity.  

Mission

The purpose of the Diversity Council is to provide an equal-opportunity environment within the Sam Houston State University campus that promotes diversity in all aspects of life. Through programs and an annual Diversity Leadership Conference, the council strives to educate students and professors alike in an effort to eliminate stereotypes. The goal of the Diversity Council is to create a positive environment for individuals who face diversity on the basis (but not limited to) age, culture, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or social status. By challenging discrimination through education, the Diversity Council strives to supply a stepping stone toward a more inclusive environment for the Sam Houston State University community.

Diversity Council Board of Directors

Karla Victor

Name: Karla Victor

Position: Co-Executive Director

Major: Bio-Medical Sciences/ Pre-Med

Hometown: Houston, TX

Fun Fact: I've lived in 4 different continents.

Angelique Price

Name: Angelique Price

Position: Co-Executive Director

Major: Political Science

Hometown: Austin, TX

Fun Fact: I can draw.

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Name: Des'Marae Whitfield

Position: Coordinator

Major: English

Hometown: Houston, TX

Fun Fact: My favorite Pixar film is Monster's Inc.

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Name: Andre Mattox Jr.

Position: Programming

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Spring, TX

Fun Fact: I like to do photography so find me if you want your insta hit! :)

"Diversity is when a community of different backgrounds can come together and treat each other indifferently." - Andre

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Name: Meioshia Omesiete

Position: Marketing

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Ashburn, VA

Akua Adu-Wusu

Name: Akua Adu-Wusu

Position: Secretary

Major: Public Health

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Fun Fact: I participated in a pageant in 2016!

"Diversity is the blending and acceptance of different cultures, racial and social groups." - Akua

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Name: Julia Pervakova

Position: Outreach

Major: Finance / Minor: Mathematics

Hometown: Coldspring, TX

Fun Fact: I ran in the Junior Olympics.

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Name: Le'Quinton Washington

Position: Treasurer

Major: Business Management

Hometown: Houston, TX

Fun Fact: I can design clothes.