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.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Members

Jefferson Blackburn-Smith
Committee Chair
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Dawn Stewart
Vice President for Student Affairs

Kathryn Plank
Associate Provost for Curriculum, Teaching & Learning, and Mission

James Prysock
Director, Office of Social Justice & Activism

Scott Fitzgerald
Director, Human Resources and University Title IX Coordinator

Will Elkins
Communications and Social Media Manager, Office of Marketing and Communications

Michelle Armour
Admission Counselor,
Enrollment Management Division

Cleone Brandy
Financial Aid Counselor
Office of Student Financial Services

Robert Braun
Associate Professor
Department of Health & Sport Sciences

Micia Clemmons
Program Coordinator,
Student Affairs Division

Kera McClain Manley
Assistant Director of Disability Services
Academic Support Center

Grace McDaniels
Assistant Professor
Department of Education

Stephanie Patridge
Department of Philosophy & Religion

Amy Sheeran
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Department of Modern Languages & Cultures

German Vargas Ramos
Website and Digital Platforms Coordinator
Office of Marketing and Communications

Thom Warren
Associate Professor
Department of Theatre & Dance

Jane Wu
Systems Librarian
Courtright Memorial Library

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).