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Since 2012, the Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education has existed as a chapter of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE). Its core membership consists of faculty and professional staff that are engaged in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion work at higher education institutions in the Big 12 Athletic Conference.The Association serves as a central network and resource that (1) elevates and affirms the significance of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on in higher (2) facilitates mentorship and professional development for current and aspiring diversity officers and (3) provides a forum for dialogue, shared best practices and cross-institutional collaborations among its core members and others engaged in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion among members.  The Association welcomes member higher education institutions from beyond the Big 12 Athletic Conference.

 

This is a consortium of senior diversity officers from the Big 12 universities. See the list below for a list of all Big 12 universities and links to their respective diversity, equity, and inclusion office websites. 

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MALCOLM FOLEY, MDiv.

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Special Advisor the President for Equity and Campus Engagement

Baylor University 

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JASON F. KIRKSEY, Ph.D.

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Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Oklahoma State University

CV | Biography

D.A. GRAHAM, Ph.D.

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Interim Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging 

University of Kansas

CV | Biography

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MESHEA L. POORE, ESQ.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

President, Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion 

University of West Virginia

CV | Biography

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MARGO FOREMAN, MPH

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Interim Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion

Iowa State University

CV | Biography 

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AISHA TORREY-SAWYER, M.Ed.

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Interim Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Chief Inclusion Officer

Texas Christian University

CV | Biography

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BELINDA HIGGS HYPPOLITE, Ph.D.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Secretary, Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
University of Oklahoma

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DARREN D. KELLY, Ph.D.

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Exec. Dir. of Communications, Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Associate Vice President for Academic Diversity Initiatives
University of Texas at Austin

CV | Biography

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BE STONEY, Ph.D.

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Interim Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Kansas State University

CV | Biography

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CAROL A. SUMNER, Ed.D.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

COO and Immediate Past President, Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Texas Tech University

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LATOYA SMITH, PhD.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

President-Elect, Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement

University of Texas at Austin

CV | Biography

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JENNIFER C. NG, Ph.D.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Exec. Director of Faculty Affairs, Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development

University of Kansas

CV | Biography