About Us

With nearly 37,000 students and more than 6,000 faculty and staff, Iowa State University is proud to educate and employ a diverse community. The Division of Diversity and Inclusion supports a broad range of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community constituents to build a model of inclusion that impacts every aspect of campus life and gives voice to all members of the university community. We aim to promote critical thinking, the responsible management of people, professional skills development, innovation in research, teaching and learning, and the constructive expression of divergent viewpoints.

Our efforts to establish positive internal and external relationships with individuals, businesses, community based organizations and governmental agencies are in support of the mission of Iowa State University. As the land-grant institution in the very first state to adopt the Morrill Act, Iowa State University wholeheartedly supports the mission of sharing knowledge beyond the campus borders and our efforts within the division are aimed at enhancing the living, working, and learning experiences from central campus throughout Central Iowa and beyond.

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

Brittni Wendling,  Student office assistant, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Brittni Wendling,  Student office assistant, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Biography of Brittni Wendling

Shatha Alghamdy, Student office assistant, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Biography of Shatha Alghamdy

Kayla Taylor, Student office assistant, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Ashley Nashleanas, Graduate Student, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Biography of Ashley Nashleanas

Office of Equal Opportunity

Margo Foreman, Director of Equal Opportunity

Margo Foreman, Director of Equal Opportunity

Biography of Margo Foreman

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Adrienne Lyles, Associate Director of Equal Opportunity

Adrienne Lyles, Associate Director of Equal Opportunity

Biography of Adrienne Lyles

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E Jacob Cummings, 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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Isaiah McGee, Equal Opportunity Specialist

Isaiah McGee, Equal Opportunity Specialist

Biography of Isaiah McGee

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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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Nora E. Ryan, Inclusion Services Coordinator

Nora E. Ryan, Inclusion Services Coordinator

Biography of Nora E. Ryan

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