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

Karla Victor, Co-Executive Director

Major: Communication Studies

Hometown: Missouri City, Texas

Fun Fact: I was born in a house and not a hospital.

Angelique Price

Angelique Price, Co-Executive Director

Major: Political Science/ Mass Communication

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Fun Fact: I won a scholarship pageant at Sam Houston.

“Diversity is the celebration of difference in all essence of life.” – Angelique

Des'Marae Whitfield

Des’Marae Whitfield, Coordinator

Major: Health Care

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Fun Fact: I love rollercoasters.

“Diversity to me means the understanding and acceptance of qualities that make someone unique.” – Des’Marae

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Andre Mattox, Marketing

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Spring, Texas

Fun Fact: I do photography.

 “Diversity means that people with difficult backgrounds accept and embrace one another and gain knowledge of each other’s differences and culture.” – Andre

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Meioshia Omesiete , Programming Chair

Major: Psychology

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Fun fact: I like writing.

Akua Adu-Wusu

Akua Adu-Wusu, Secretary

Major: Public Health

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Fun Fact: I participated in a pageant in 2016.

 “The blending and acceptance of different cultures, racial, and social groups.” – Akua

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Julia Pervakova, Outreach

Major: Finance

Hometown: Coldspring, Texas

Fun Fact: My favorite food is crawfish.

“Being diverse means you accept and include others as they are, no matter how different they might be from you.” –Julia

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Le’Quinton Washington, Treasurer

Major: General Business

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Fun Fact: I played basketball at a community college.

 “Diversity means difference cultures and backgrounds.” – Le’Quinton