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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

McKenzie, Bucky
Staff, Spokane
Chair
Committee term end: August 2021

 

Dickey, Chris
Faculty, Pullman
Chair-Elect
Membership Coordinator
Committee term end: August 2021

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

Durand, Maxine
Staff, Pullman
Public Relations Liaison
Chair of the Visibility/Programming/Recognition
Subcommittee
Committee term end: August 2021

Hansen, Erin
Staff, Everett
Historian
Ex Officio
Committee term end: August 2021

Sharp, Amy
Director, Women’s Center, Pullman
Secretary
Ex-Officio
Committee term end: August 2021

Ferguson, Alyssa
Staff, Pullman
Chair of the Mentorship Subcommittee
Committee term end: August 2021

Abrams, Jason
Staff, Pullman
Committee term end: August 2022

Budreau, Gregory
Student, Spokane
Committee term end: August 2022

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

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

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

Brooks, Rachel
AP, Pullman
Committee term end: August 2022

Calderone, Shannon
Faculty, Tri-Cities
Committee term end: August 2022

Cohen-Rodriguez, Jose
Staff, Pullman
Committee term end: August 2022

Craigmile, Justin
Staff, Spokane
Committee Term end: August 2021

Demand, Kelly
Staff, Pullman
Committee term end: August 2021

Dueben, Rebecca
AP, 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 2021

Ephraim Lucas, Rocky
Faculty, Pullman
Committee term end: August 2022

Evensen, Lindsey
AP, Pullman
Committee term end: August 2022

Galbreath, Christine
Staff, Pullman
Committee term end: August 2022

Gregory, Angel
Student, Vancouver
Committee term end: August 2022

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

Marcin, Judi
Faculty, Vancouver
Committee term end: August 2022

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

Mohr, Jim
Staff, Spokane
Committee Term End: August 2021

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

New, Leslie
Faculty, Vancouver
Committee Term End: August 2021

Newsome, Cheyenne
Faculty, Spokane
Committee Term End: August 2022

Sanders, June T.
Faculty, Pullman
Committee Term End: August 2022

Spiers, Sara
Staff, Vancouver
Committee Term End: August 2022

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

Zavala, Cyn
Faculty, Pullman
Committee Term End: August 2021