The Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion (OVPDI) supports initiatives throughout the IU Bloomington campus that: cultivate community and networks among under-represented faculty, staff, and students; identify bias and advance best practices in hiring and retention; and address issues of climate and inclusion.
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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 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 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 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
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 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.
Student Intern for the Jane Jorgensen Internship Program
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.