About Us

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion collaborates with units on campus to foster and sustain an environment of inclusiveness that empowers faculty, staff, and students to achieve their highest potential and have a clearer understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion and educational justice.  In support of the Iowa State University mission, the major changes sweeping the world are creating extraordinary opportunities for Iowa State to be at the forefront in addressing our common, global challenges.

Leadership in Diversity

The Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion (VPDI) Council is representative of the university community, and meets regularly. Its duties include reviewing unit diversity reports, applications for the Women's and Diversity Grants Program, and guiding institutional diversity efforts.

History of Diversity at Iowa State University

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Nicci Port, Project Director for Diversity and Inclusion in LGBTQA+ Affairs

Nicci Port, Project Director for Diversity and Inclusion in LGBTQA+ Affairs

Biography of Nicci Port

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Dr. Consuelo “Liz” Mendez-Shannon, MSW, Project Director for Diversity and Inclusion in Hispanic/Latinx Affair

Dr. Consuelo "Liz" Mendez-Shannon, MSW, Project Director for Diversity and Inclusion in Hispanic/Latinx Affairs

Biography of Consuelo Mendez-Shannon

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Fatma Bachelani,  Administrative Specialist to the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

Fatma Bachelani, Administrative Specialist to the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

Biography of Fatma Bachelani

Office of Equal Opportunity

Margo Foreman, Director of Equal Opportunity

Margo Foreman, Director of Equal Opportunity

Biography of Margo Foreman

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E Jacob Cummings, J.D., Equal Opportunity Specialist

E Jacob Cummings, Equal Opportunity Specialist

Biography of E Jacob Cummings

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Dave Konopa, Equal Opportunity Specialist

Dave Konopa, Equal Opportunity Specialist

Biography of Dave Konopa

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Julie Reilly, Executive Assistant to the Director of Equal Opportunity

Julie Reilly, Executive Assistant to the Director of Equal Opportunity

Biography of Julie Reilly

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