President's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council Membership


HSU 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 


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

Janaee SykesStudent Assistant, ODEI

Cedric K. Aaron, Therapist, Multicultural Specialist CAPS Program

Dan Perez-Sornia. A.S. Program & Media Coordinator

Jenessa Lund, Executive Director, Associated Students

Jourden  Lamar, Associated Students Representative and AS Vice President

Katia Karadjova, College Librarian, Natural Resources and Sciences, World Languages and Culture

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

Kerri Malloy, Lecturer, Department of Native American Studies

Dr. Kim White, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry

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

Linda Parker, Educational Resource Specialist, SDRC

Dr. Lisa Bond-Maupin, Interim Chief of Staff

Meridith Oram, Community Development Specialist, ODEI 

Dr. Nikola G. Hobbell, Professor, English Education, Director

Roman Sotomayor, Student, Associated Students Representative

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

Dr. 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, African Amweican Center