About Us

The OVPDI team

Acting Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Email:
vpdi@indiana.edu
Website:
https://education.indiana.edu/about/directory/profiles/watson-lemuel.html

Provost Professor Lemuel W. Watson, serves as acting vice provost for diversity and inclusion on the IU Bloomington campus during the 2021-2022 academic year; while continuing his role as Indiana University’s associate vice president for diversity, equity, and multicultural affairs.

Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Email:
vpdi@indiana.edu
Website:
https://history.indiana.edu/faculty_staff/faculty/nieto-phillips_john.html

Vice Provost Nieto-Phillips holds a joint appointment in the Department of History and the Latino Studies Program. His writings and courses examine histories of Latinx migration, community, citizenship, and culture. He is the founding editor of the multilingual publication Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures.

Project Manager

Email:
rolstogs@iu.edu

Project Manager Ronda Stogsdill oversees the structure, operations, protocols, and logistics for all initiatives, collaborations, and outreach to faculty, staff, and students. She plans and coordinates OVPDI projects and special events.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email:
nfarfand@iu.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow Nikeetha Farfan D’Souza received her Ph.D. from Clemson in August 2019. Her work is on women and marginal communities in STEM education. She works with OVPDI in student-facing initiatives, particularly the CommUnity Education (CUE) Program in RPS, as well as with student diversity leaders in Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, and with the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.

Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design and the Jacobs School of Music

Email:
watsonsk@indiana.edu

Sachet Watson is the first Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design and the Jacobs School of Music. She leads both schools to achieving their overall diversity and inclusion goals including program development, recruitment and retention, and curriculum development.

Interns & Graduate Assistants

Admiral Wieland

Graduate Assistant

Email:
admwiela@iu.edu

Admiral is a Ph.D. student in U.S. History. Their research focuses on the forcible sterilization of incarcerated men and boys in Indiana at the turn of the twentieth century. They received their Bachelor of Arts degree in Gender & Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. As OVDPI’s Graduate Assistant, they provide research, logistical, and clerical support for projects, programming, and initiatives across Bloomington’s campus.

Bukola Fasipe

Student Intern for the Jane Jorgensen Internship Program

Email:
olcfasip@iu.edu

Bukola Fasipe is a junior majoring in Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences. She works in the Office of Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion as one of the inaugural Jane Jorgensen DEI interns. Her interest is around student advocacy and her work focuses on supporting student leaders and organizations, especially those from underrepresented groups, on campus. She also assists in the development and implementation of some OVPDI and OVPDEMA initiatives like Jane Jorgensen DEI internship program.

School diversity contacts

Have a question or concern about diversity and inclusion in a specific school at IU? You can reach out directly to school representatives.

College of Arts and Sciences Diversity

Vivian Nun Halloran
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
812-856-7156
vhallora@indiana.edu

Carmen Henne-Ochoa
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
812-855-6214
ochoac@iu.edu

Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies Diversity

Shruti Rana
Assistant Dean and Diversity Officer
812-856-7238
ranas@iu.edu

Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture & Design Diversity

Sachet Watson
Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator
812-855-5699
watsonsk@indiana.edu

IU Libraries Diversity

Diane Dallis-Comentale
Associate Dean for Planning and Administration
812-855-5679
ddallis@indiana.edu

Jacobs School of Music Diversity

Sachet Watson
Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator
812-855-5699
watsonsk@indiana.edu

Kelley School of Business Diversity 

Carmund White
Director, Diversity Initiatives
812-855-4474
carwhite@indiana.edu

Maurer School of Law Diversity

Greg Canada
Assistant Dean of Admissions
812-855-7104
canadag@indiana.edu

The Media School Diversity

Walter Gantz
Associate Dean
812-855-1621
gantz@indiana.edu

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs Diversity

Rachel Brooks
Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
812-855-5030
rabrook@indiana.edu

School of Education Diversity

Carl Darnell
Interim Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Academic Specialist; Director, Balfour Scholars Program
812-856-8002
darnellc@indiana.edu

Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering Diversity

Lamara Warren
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
812-856-0703
ldwarren@indiana.edu

School of Nursing Diversity

Marsha Baker
Director of Diversity and Enrichment–Center for Academic Affairs
317-278-2206
mb7@iu.edu

School of Optometry Diversity

Cindy Vance
Director of Student Administration
812-855-0081
csvance@indiana.edu

School of Public Health Diversity

Rory James
Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion
812-855-2635
rorjames@indiana.edu

School of Social Work Diversity

Carol Hostetter
BSW Program Director
812-855-6093
chostett@indiana.edu

University Graduate School Diversity

Daniel An
Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator
agep@iu.edu