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Diversity, equity and inclusion

Tyson Goings

DEI office: Marbeck Center ground level,
     near The Spot     
419-358-3662

As part of the launch of the latest Strategic Plan in fall 2020, in direct response to the tragic loss of many Black lives in the last few months, and in collaboration with key faculty and staff stakeholders, President Wood appointed Tyson Goings to the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

Although this position and committee will encompass the need to support all aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion, in light of recent national events the work of the committee this fall will focus on supporting and creating a welcoming environment for our Black students, faculty and staff. Although Tyson will continue in his role as the director of residence life, in order to allow him time for responsibilities, Amber Wineland will take on additional duties and Phill Talavinia will handle disciplinary responsibilities.

Tyson will chair the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. The committee will be appointed annually by the president, in collaboration with the director of DEI, to support each year’s focus and initiatives. The core committee will also invite additional faculty and staff as needed to ensure broader voices and inclusion as the need arises.

2021-22 DEI committee

Leslie Beasley

Leslie Beasley

Multicultural Affairs graduate assistant


beasleyl@bluffton.edu
 

DeVan Hill

Devan Hill

Assistant football coach


hilld@bluffton.edu
419-358-3228

Tracey Jordan

Tracey Jordan

Human resources and payroll coordinator


jordanj@bluffton.edu
419-358-3377

Heidi Mercer

Heidi Mercer

Assistant professor of social work


mercerh@bluffton.edu
419-358-3209

Alex Sider

Alex Sider 

Professor of religion


siderja@bluffton.edu
(419) 358-3281

 

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