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
2021-2022 Diversity Council  
Ms. Audrey M. Wiggins, Dean's Office Staff, Chair  
Dr. Jorge Gatica, CHE Faculty, Co-Chair  
Dr. Richard Schoephoerster, Dean, Ex-Officio  
Dr. Sanchita Mal-Sarkar, EECS Faculty, Immediate Past Chair  
Mr. Toufik Aidja, ET Faculty  
Ms. Angela Benton-Smith, Dean's Office Staff  
Mr. Marzell Brown, Community, Rockwell Automation  
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. Eilyn S Henriquez Quinteros, Student Representative, SHPE, CE, CS2, MTH2  
Mr. Bogdan Kozul, MCE Faculty  
Dr. Josiah S Owusu-Danquah, CVE Faculty  
Mr. Nicholas Petty, Dir, Undergraduate Inclusive Excellence  
Ms. Grace J Quaintance, Student Representative, SHPE, WIE, EEPB, MTH2  
Ms. Kristen Reyes  
Ms. Trinity J Robinson, Student Representative, NSBE, EE  
Dr. Celena Roebuck, Manager, MBA, College of Business  
Mr. Andrew Ross, Student Representative, AMCG  
Dr. Eric Schearer, MCE Faculty  
Mr. Mikel Torres, Student Representative, SHPE, MCE  
Ms. Emily Zhao, Student Representative, WIE, ECS-HNSC