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Office of the President Presidential Committees

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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