Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Dean's Diversity Council

Welcome to the Dean’s Diversity Council’s (DDC) webpage of the Washkewicz College of Engineering. We are a vibrant and active group, which plans programs and events for the WCE community of students, faculty, staff, and industrial partners. Please take a moment to review our mission, goals, and calendar of events. 

We welcome you to join us for our activities and programs!

For further information, please contact the Dean's Office at (216) 687-2555 or engineering@csuohio.edu.

DDC Mission

To promote a culturally and intellectually rich environment for diversity and inclusion, and to support the educational success and personal development of all members of the Washkewicz College of Engineering.

DDC Goals

  • Enrich the campus climate for diversity and inclusion
  • Strengthen recruitment, retention, achievement and graduation of diverse populations of students
  • Strengthen and promote multicultural programs

DDC Structure

  • Council consists of faculty, staff, students, and persons from outside the college and from the community
  • Members have two-year terms, for a maximum of four terms
  • Leadership of Chair, Co-Chair, and Past-Chair
  • Commitment of two to three meetings or activities per semester
2020-2021 Diversity Council
Interim Dean Joanne Belovich, Ex-Officio
Dr. Sanchita Mal-Sarkar, EECS Faculty, Chair
Ms. Audrey M. Wiggins, Dean's Office Staff, Co-Chair
Mr. Toufik Aidja, ET Faculty
Ms. Angela Benton-Smith, Dean's Office Staff
Mr. Marzell Brown, Community, Rockwell Automation
Ms. Alita Cauley, Dean's Office Staff
Dr. Sunnie Chung, EECS Faculty
Mr. Duane M Crockrom, Visiting Executive in Residence
Dr. Brian Davis, Dean's Office Administration
Dr. Lili Dong, EECS Faculty
Ms. Sandra English, Dean's Office Staff
Dr. Jorge Gatica, CHE Faculty
Mr. Bogdan Kozul, MCE Faculty
Ms. Shweta Patnaik, GA Student Representative, EECS
Mr. Nicholas Petty, Dir, Ugrad Inclusive Excellence
Ms. Kristen Reyes, Student Representative for SHPE
Dr. Celena Roebuck, Community, IdeaStream
Dr. Eric Schearer, MCE Faculty
Ms. Carol Terrell, MCE Staff
Ms. Emily Zhao, Student Representative, EECS