ABOUT

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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DAVID FRYSON, ESQ.

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Former President, Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Senior Advisor for Diversity Community Outreach  University of West Virginia

CV | Biography

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DARRON TURNER, Ed.D.

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Chief Inclusion Officer / Title IX Coordinator

Texas Christian University

CV | Biography

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JENNIFER NG

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Interim Vice Provost for Diversity & Equity 

University of Kansas

CV | Biography

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DR. REGINALD STEWART

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President, Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion

Iowa State University

CV | Biography 

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ELIZABETH D. PALACIOS, PH.D.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dean for Student Development and Assistant to the President for Diversity

Baylor University 

CV | Biography

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DR. BRYAN SAMUEL

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Treasurer, Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Kansas State University

CV | Biography

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DR. JASON KIRKSEY

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Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Oklahoma State University

CV | Biography

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DR. CAROL A. SUMNER

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Texas Tech University

CV | Biography

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MESHEA L. POORE

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Secretary, Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Vice President for the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

West Virginia University

CV | Biography

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JANE IRUNGU, PH.D.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Interim Associate Vice President
University of Oklahoma

CV | Biography

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DARREN D. KELLY, PH.D.

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Deputy to the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement
University of Texas

CV | Biography

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LEONARD N. MOORE, PH.D.

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Vice President, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

University of Texas

CV | Biography

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LORI E. BAKER, PHD

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Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Collaboration, and Leadership Development

Baylor University

CV | Biography