About

CURRENT EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

2021-2022

President: Meshea Poore, West Virginia University

President Elect: LaToya Smith, The University of Texas at Austin

Immediate Past President: Carol Sumner, Texas Tech University

Secretary: Belinda Hyppolite, Oklahoma University

Treasurer: Vacant

Executive Director of Faculty Affairs: Jennifer Ng, University of Kansas

Executive Director of Communications: Darren Kelly, The University of Texas at Austin 

Vision and Mission

VISION

As a Chapter of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, the Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education shares its vision “To lead higher education toward inclusive excellence through institutional transformation” (source).

MISSION

The mission of the Association is to serve 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.

Information about Membership

MEMBERSHIP

The Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education is a chapter of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) (source).  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 welcomes faculty and staff from two-year and four-year institutions of higher education beyond the Big 12 Athletic Conference and meets twice annually at conference sites that rotate among the Big 12 institutions.

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES

Big 12 Institutions of Higher Education                    $250.00

All other Institutions of higher education                $100.00

 

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

  • Mentorship

  • Professional development

  • Biannual conferences and networking opportunities

  • Shared best practices and resources

  • Opportunities for cross-institutional collaborations