Spring 2012

Do you know about Western’s Minority Employee Council (MEC) and LGBT Advocacy Council, advised by Dr. Kunle Ojikutu, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity?

Western’s Minority Employee Council is an advisory board that serves to support and promote programs aimed at increasing the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff of color. To this end, MEC seeks to foster a better understanding of diversity through joint programs and open dialogues; advocates on behalf of Western’s diverse staff/faculty populations; seeks to increase the number of faculty and staff of color to be more representative of the population; works to build a more inclusive University environment; and acts as a catalyst for social engagement and community for faculty and staff of color.  For more information or to get involved, please contact joan.ullin@wwu.edu or lise.fitzpatrick@wwu.edu.

Western’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Advocacy Council (LGBTAC) works to foster a safe, supportive, and inclusive educational environment by promoting awareness and understanding of LGBT issues and by advocating for the distinctive needs and concerns of LGBT students, faculty, and staff.  The LGBTAC is composed of both faculty and staff, with student representation, and meets on a regular basis to serve the needs and interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and ally population at Western.  All LGBT and allied faculty and staff are invited to be part of the LGBTAC.  To learn more and get involved, please visit http://www.wwu.edu/lgbtac/.

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