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Equity and Inclusion Committee

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Activity

Otterbein recognizes that in order to live up to the standards of inclusion and diversity that were present at our founding and throughout our history, we must be strategic, deliberate and diligent in our efforts to actualize a diverse and inclusive community. The committee supports the four strategic priorities identified in the University Strategic Plan: Enhance Student Success, Strengthen Academic Excellence, Build a Model Community and Improve Financial Strength.

Committee Meeting Minutes

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Members

  • Bob Gatti
    Committee Chair
    Vice President for Student Affairs
  • James Prysock
    Action and Implementation Subcommittee Chair
    Director, Office of Social Justice & Activism
  • Scott Fitzgerald
    Campus Climate Subcommittee Chair
    Director, Human Resources and University Title IX Coordinator
  • Margaret Koehler
    Professor, Department of English
  • Suzanne Ashworth
    Professor, Department of English
  • Kathryn Plank
    Communication and Conversation Subcommittee Chair
    Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Kristy Drobney
    Assistant Professor, Academic Support Center
  • Will Elkins
    Communication and Social Media Manager
  • Lydie Dorelien
    Admission Counselor
  • Kristina Escondo
    Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Kristy McCray
    Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Sport Sciences
  • Laura Norman
    Residence Life Coordinator/Hall Director
  • Bonnie Ward
    Assistant Director, Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs
  • Casey Rife

Equity & Inclusion

  • Robert Gatti

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair
    p/ 614.823.1250
    e/ rgatti@otterbein.ed
  • James Prysock

    Director, Office of Social Justice & Activism
    Action and Implementation
    p/ 614.823.1312
    e/ jprysock@otterbein.edu
  • Kathryn Plank

    Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
    Campus Climate
    p/ 614.823.1034
    e/ kplank@otterbein.edu
  • Scott Fitzgerald

    Director, Human Resources
    Communication and Conversation
    p/ 614.823.1805
    e/ sfitzgerald@otterbein.edu