SEBRT Members

SEBRT includes a Bias Response Team and a Structural Equity Team.

Bias Response Team 2021-22

  • Keith Williams, Assistant Director of Public Safety
  • Litav Langley, Director, LGBTQ+ Western
  • Melissa Uyesugi, Assistant Director for Multicultural Student Engagement
  • Michael Sledge, Executive Director – Student Life, BRT chair
  • Sarah Godoy, Director, Counseling Center
  • Shevell Thibou, Director, Teaching & Learning, Western Libraries
  • Vicki Vanderwerf, Associate Director – Residence Life
  • Debbie Curry, administrative support, VP ESS Administrative Assistant

Structural Equity Team 2020-21

The Structural Equity Team will include the following people. As described in the Recommendation to Create a Structural Equity and Bias Response Team, the Structural Equity Team includes some staff positions that also serve on the Bias Response Team, facilitating SEBRT in making connections between individual acts of bias and institutional change aimed at decreasing bias incidents and structural inequities.

  • Benny Musonda, Custodian, Facilities Department, WFSE Classified Staff Representative   
  • Blanca Aranda, Associate Professor, Modern and Classical Languages, UFWW Representative
  • Bradley Kimbrell, IT Support Tech, Human Resources, PSE Classified Staff Representative
  • Courtney Yoshiyama, At-large Student Representative
  • Faye Gallant, Executive Director, University Budget and Financial Planning
  • Jyoti Bajwa, Contracts Specialist, Procurement, At-large Staff Representative
  • Keith Kelley, Manager, Conference Services, Faculty and Staff of Color Council Representative
  • L.C. Osadchuk, At-large Student Representative
  • Litav Langley*, LGBTQ+ Director, SEBRT Chair (2020-21)
  • Lucas Senger, Instructor, MBA Program and Arts Enterprise & Cultural Innovation, At-large Faculty Representative
  • Marshawna Williams, Regional Admissions Representative, Admissions, Professional Staff Organization Representative
  • Melissa Uyesugi*, Assistant Director for Multicultural Student Engagement
  • Melynda Huskey, Vice Pres. of Enrollment & Student Services
  • Michael Sledge*, Executive Director – Student Life 
  • Peter Pihos, Assistant Professor, History Department, At-large Faculty Representative 
  • Ranulfo Molina, Associated Students Vice President for Diversity
  • Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre, Professor, Communication Studies, Faculty Senate Appointee
  • Sargun Handa, Associated Students Pro-Tempore
  • Shevell Thibou*, Director, Teaching & Learning, Western Libraries
  • Vicki Vanderwerf*, Associate Director - Residence Life

* indicates individuals who also serve on the Bias Response Team