Office of Organization Development and Diversity Initiatives

Our Mission

Central to the mission of the College of Education and Human Development is the development of individuals to learn, educate, discover, serve, and lead in a culture of diversity. To help fulfill this mission, the Office of Organization Development and Diversity Initiatives provides strategic oversight for initiatives that create an equitable and inclusive environment for students, staff, and faculty.

Our History

Established in 2008, the Office of Organization Development and Diversity Initiatives oversees the college’s strategic initiatives related to creating an equitable and inclusive environment. A college-wide committee on diversity initiatives made up of faculty, students, staff and administrators served as the advisory board to ODDI and provided guidance to the college. This committee was recognized by the Texas A&M Division of Student Affairs and the Office for Diversity with the Diversity Service Award in 2014. In 2015, goals to enhance climate, diversity, equity and inclusion became part of the college’s strategic plan. In addition, the college strengthened the roles of student, faculty, and staff advisory groups which also added to the network of support for diversity initiatives.

Climate Awards

The CEHD Climate Awards recognizes a faculty or staff member in CEHD who has positively affected the College in the areas of climate, diversity, and/or equity.

Previous Award Winners

2019

 Staff:

Sarah Oakley, Teaching, Learning and Culture

Faculty:

Miranda Walichoswki, Educational Psychology

Megan Patterson, Health and Kinesiology


2018

Staff:

Casey Ricketts, Dean’s Office

Faculty:

Sloan Milstein, Health and Kinesiology


2017

Staff:

Chandell Billings, Health and Kinesiology

Faculty:

Rhona Fowler, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development


2016

 Staff:

Cathy Watson, Educational Psychology 

Patrice French, Dean’s Office

Faculty:

Krystal Cook-Simmons, Educational Psychology 

Luis Ponjuán, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development 


2015

Staff:

Windy Turner , Dean’s Office

Faculty:

Shanna Hagan-Burke, Educational Psychology

Jay Woodward, Educational Psychology 


2014

Faculty:

Beverly Irby, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development 

Yolanda Padrón , Educational Psychology 

Christine Tisone, Health and Kinesiology

Nancy Watson, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

ODDI Staff

 
Dr. John Singer

Dr. John Singer

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

804EHarrington Tower
singerjn@tamu.edu

Patrice French

Patrice French

Program Manager

801D Harrington Tower
(979) 845-4691
pfrench@tamu.edu

Dr. Idethia Harvey

Dr. Idethia Harvey

Faculty Development Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion

266 Gilchrist Building
(979) 862-2954
isharvey@tamu.edu

Anna Nouzovsky

Anna Nouzovsky

Graduate Assistant for Diversity and Inclusion

Links and Resources

Gender-inclusive Bathrooms

Located in

  • Harrington Tower- Room 636-Gender neutral/handicapped accessible
  • Harrington Tower- Room 227B –Gender neutral/handicapped accessible

Find more gender inclusive bathrooms on campus. Select “Unisex Bathroom” in the legend.

Lactation Rooms

Located in Harrington Tower- 227A 

This room is a designated lactation room with an upholstered chair, foot stool, built-in counter, refrigerator, sink, paper towels and electrical outlets. It is located off the main hall on the 2nd floor and has a trilogy (punch code) lock on the door.

To receive a code visit one of the departmental administrative offices in the building: Dean’s Office – Room 801, Educational Administration & Human Resource Development – Room 511, Educational Psychology – Room 704, or Teaching Learning & Culture – Room 308. For more information or questions regarding the space, please contact the building proctor at (979) 458-3657.

Find more lactation rooms on campus. Select “Lactation Room” in the legend.