Commission for Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation (GIESO)

Function

  • To advise the president and other WSU administrators on matters relating to needs and concerns of the campus communities related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation
  • To identify and advocate for policies and services in support of issues regarding gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation
  • To inform campus communities about the University’s policies, initiatives, priorities, plans, and services regarding issues of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation
  • To develop and set priorities for action items from current reports and surveys, e.g., the Council on Campus Climate’s Homophobia Report and the University’s climate survey
  • To collaborate with other commissions and organizations to gain respect and equity for all people

Composition and tenure

GIESO recommends nominees for membership to the president. The desired membership consists of  members with the following distribution:

Pullman campus representation: 2 undergraduate student members (U), 2 graduate student/professional student members (G), 5 civil service/AP staff members (S), 5 faculty members (F), 2 community representatives  Unlimited ex- officio members: (GIESORC, Women’s Resource Center, etc.)

Tri-Cities campus: 3 student (undergraduate or graduate) members, 3 faculty/AP/staff members, Vancouver campus: 2 student (undergraduate or graduate) members, 3 faculty/AP/staff members, Spokane Campus: 3 student (undergraduate or graduate) members,  4 faculty/staff/administrative professional  Everett campus: 1 student (undergraduate or graduate) member, 1 faculty/AP/staff member, Global Campus: 1 student (undergraduate or graduate) member, 1 faculty/AP/staff member, Any Campus: 6 at-large faculty/AP/staff member

Students serve a 1-year term with the option of continuing renewals. Faculty/AP/Staff/ Members at large serve 3-year staggered terms with the option for continuing renewals.

The commission leadership is elected annually by the membership. Leadership includes chair, chair-elect, secretary, historian, and membership coordinator.

Responsible to the President and Executive Vice President.

GIESO  vacancies are announced through the  WSU Insider, with a call for applicants when vacancies arise. Commission members may recommend or nominate applicants or members of the campus community.


GIESO Membership

Ellsworth, Taylor

Staff, Pullman
Member at Large
Committee term end: August 2022

Buechler, Sam

Faculty, Vancouver
Co-Chair of Recruitment/Retention Subcommittee
Committee term end: August 2022

Craigmile, Justin

Staff, Spokane
Co-Chair of Visibility/Programming/Recognition Subcommittee
Committee Term end: August 2022

Dueben, Rebecca

AP, Pullman
Secretary, Co-Chair of Visibility/Programming/Recognition Subcommittee
Committee term end: August 2022

Lucas, Rocky

Faculty, Pullman
Membership Coordinator; Co-Chair of Mentorship Subcommittee
Committee term end: August 2022

Nicola, Anthony

Faculty, Pullman
Co-Chair of Mentoring Subcommittee
Committee term end: August 2023

Anderson, Courtney

Staff, Spokane
Committee term end: August 2023

Bowman, Jaime

Faculty, Spokane
Committee term end: August 2022

Bravo Iniguez, Alejandro

Student, Pullman
Committee term end: August 2022

Fadich, Sarah

Community Member
Committee term end: August 2023

Frazier, Cheyenne

Faculty, Spokane
Committee Term End: August 2022

Galbreath, Christine

Staff, Pullman
Committee term end: August 2022

Gonzalez, Lucinda

Staff, Global Campus
Committee tern end: August 2023

Gwaduri, Kauser

Staff, Tri-Cities
Committee term end: August 2023

Jeffries, Matthew

GIESORC, Director, Pullman
Ex Officio
Committee term end: Indefinite

Sanders, June 

Faculty, Pullman
Committee Term End: August 2022

Sharp, Amy

Director, Women’s Center, Pullman
Secretary
Ex-Officio

Spiers, Sara

Staff, Vancouver
Committee Term End: August 2022

Wells, JD

Student, Spokane
Committee Term End: August 2022