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

Kathryn Plank

Events Subcommittee Chair
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Lucy Cryan

Business Operations Manager
The Point

James Prysock

Action and Implementation Subcommittee Chair
Director, Office of Social Justice & Activism

Kristina Escondo

Assistant Professor
Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Key Shakoor

Human Resources

Scott Fitzgerald

Campus Climate Subcommittee Chair
Director, Human Resources and University Title IX Coordinator

Kristy McCray

Assistant Professor
Department of Health and Sport Sciences

Jane Wu

Systems Librarian
Courtright Memorial Library

Will Elkins

Communications Subcommittee Chair
Communication and Social Media Manager

Lydie Dorelien

Admission Counselor
Enrollment Management

Lydie Dorelien

Admission Counselor
Enrollment Management

Angel Banks


Incident Reporting

If you see, hear or experience an incident of bias or discrimination, report it immediately to the Otterbein Police at 614-823-1222, or via the Silent Witness form.  You should also contact the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at 614-823-1250. For a full list of reporting options, please read the Bias Incident Reporting Policy (PDF).