President's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council Membership


Humboldt President's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council Membership includes faculty, staff and student representatives from the divisions of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Business and Finance, University Advancement, and Associated Students.

Executive Team

Dr. Elavie Ndura and Dr. Edelmira Reynoso

Sub-Committee Co-Chairs

Faculty and Staff Professional Opportunities Sub-Committee:  Dr. Jennifer Eichstedt, Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Bias Education Initiative Coordinator/Sasheen Raymond, ASC, Social Work, Sasheen Raymond, Administrative Support Coordinator, Social Work Program.

Hispanic Serving Institution HSI Sub-Committee, Fernando Paz, Coordinator, Latinx Center for Academic Excellence

Inclusive Teaching Strategies and Cultural Relevant Pedagogy Sub-Committee:  Kimberly Vincent-Layton, Lecturer, Dept. of Communication, Educational Developer, Center for Teaching & Learnings, Dr. Nikola Hobbel, Professor, Department of English Education 


Ben Graham, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology

Brandilynn J. Villareal, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology

Cedric K. Aaron, Therapist, Multicultural Specialist CAPS Program

Douglas Smith, Coordinator, Umoja African American Center for Academic Excellence

Jenessa Lund, Executive Director, Associated Students

Katia Karadjova, College Librarian, Natural Resources and Sciences, World Languages and Culture (year off)

Kayla R. Begay, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Native American Studies

Kim White, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry

Kumi Watanabe-Schock, Community Programming & Media Specialist, Cal Poly Humboldt Library

Lisa Bond-Maupin, Interim Chief of Staff

Nikola G. Hobbel, Professor, English Education, Director

Sasheen Raymond, Administrative Support., Dept. of Social Work

Sheila E. Rocker-Heppe, Director, Extended Education and OLLI Programs

Dr. Tasha R. Howe, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Psychology

Tracy S. Smith, Director, Retention thru Academic Mentoring Program

Mark Wicklund, Associate Director of Assessment, Office of Institutional Effectiveness

 Douglas Smith, Coordinator, Umoja African American Center for Academic Excellence