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Office of the President Presidential Committees

Commission for Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation

Function

To advise the president and the chief diversity officer 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

The commission recommends nominees for membership to the president. The membership consists of 21 members with the following distribution:

Pullman campus representation: 2 undergraduate students (U), 2 graduate students (G), 2 staff/administrative-professional employees (S/AP), 2 faculty (F), 3 ex officio: Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center liaison, Human Resource Services liaison, Vice President for Student Affairs, Equity, and Diversity.

Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver campus representation: 1 student, 1 faculty/staff/administrative professional (F-S-AP) from Spokane and Tri-Cities campuses; 2 students and 2 faculty/staff/AP from the Vancouver campus. These can be reassigned between these 3 campuses, as needed.

Members at large: 5 members at large

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, and secretary

Responsible to the president through the vice president for student affairs

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

 

Committee
membership

Dickey, Chris
Faculty, Pullman
Chair
Committee term end: August 2022

 

Abrams, Jason
Staff, Pullman
Co-Chair of Recruitment/Retention Subcommittee
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

Bitton, Maya
Student, Tri-Cities
Committee term end: August 2022

Blount, Kyle
Faculty, Vancouver
Committee term end: August 2023

Bowman, Jaime
Faculty, Spokane
Committee term end: August 2022

Bravo Iniguez, Alejandro
Student, Pullman
Committee term end: August 2022

Carey, Sasha
Community Member
Committee term end: August 2023

Demand, Kelly
Staff, Pullman
Committee term end: August 2022

Edwards, Milo
Student, Pullman
Committee term end: August 2022

 

Ellsworth, Taylor
Staff, Pullman
Member at Large
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

 

Hamilton, Laura
Staff, Spokane
Committee term end: August 2023

 

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

 

King, Kelsey
Student, Vancouver
Committee term end: August 2022

 

Mendoza Posada, Nathaly
Student, Tri-Cities
Committee term end: August 2022

 

Navarro-Daniels, Vilma
Faculty, Pullman
Committee Term End: August 2022

 

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

 

Thompson, Jessica
Student, WSU Global Campus
Committee Term End: August 2022

 

Uong, Lermey
Student, Yakima
Committee Term End: August 2022

 

Wells, JD
Student, Spokane
Committee Term End: August 2022

 

Yenney, Kelsey
Student, Spokane
Committee Term End: August 2022

 

Zavala, Cyn
Faculty, Pullman
Committee Term End: August 2022