Diversity Council


In 2005, the then named Office of Multicultural and International Student Services, housed under the Department of Student Activities, created the Diversity Council. The Diversity Council was primarily created to plan and implement the Diversity Leadership Conference but as of 2015, has been responsible for more programs throughout the academic year, including the Heritage/History Month Celebrations and Chat & Chew's. The Diversity Council housed under the Center for Diversity & Intercultural Affairs is made up of eight (8) students and an advisor that all work to educate the Sam Houston State University community on diversity through its programming. 


The mission of the Diversity Council is to create a positive, educational and inclusive experience for all constituents at Sam Houston State University. Through programs and the annual Diversity Leadership Conference, the Diversity council strives to educate the Bearkat community so that they may be global citizens upon graduation.

Diversity Council


Victoria Makanjuola, Co-Executive Director

Major: Mass Communications

Hometown: Arlington, Texas

Fun Fact: I like watching TED Talks!

"Diversity means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences." - Victoria


Isaiah Daniels, Co-Executive Director

Major: Finance, Economics, Banking & Financial Institutions

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Fun Fact: My favorite candy is Starburst - specifically the pink one.

Every person is unique, therefore wherever you stand, you contribute to the beauty of diversity."– Isaiah


Rayne Horton, Coordinator

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Fun Fact: I have a personal painting from a goat I helped train.

Diversity is the formation of a unified civilization including people, animals, plants, and our surrounding environments." Rayne



Tiana Hale, Marketing

Major: Mass Communication

Hometown: Missouri City, Texas

Fun Fact: I have never had a hamburger.

 “Diversity encompasses understanding and respecting all of the qualities that make us unique as individuals.” Tiana


Zachary Leonard, Programming Director

Major: Mass Communication

Hometown: Crosby, Texas

Fun fact: I am addicted to coffee

Diversity is not only the different variables of our identities, but the respect, inclusion, and celebration of those variables.” Zachary


Saranya Srikanth, Secretary

Major: Biomedical Sciences

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Fun Fact: I can't cook but I love to cook!

 “Every individual's circumstances and differences brought together creates diversity." – Saranya


Tanny Carmona, Outreach

Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Fun Fact: I created an app during my high school senior year to assist those in food deserts.

Diversity to me means recognizing and appreciating the different qualities a person brings to the team." Tanny


Brindon Reed, Historian

Major: Health Care Administration with a concentration in Biology

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Fun Fact: I have taught students in Washington D.C, Boston, Winston-Salem, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles in the past two years.

 “Diversity is the understanding of the variety of individuals within a society and celebrating each other's differences." – Brindon