Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The College of Health and Human Services Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has moved to the CHHS Student Engagement Center, which is located in the atrium of the CHHS building.

We seek to be a community of learners that embraces, respects and advocates for human diversity, inclusion and social justice in its education, research and service programs. We invite all students, faculty and staff to actively work together to become a more diverse, inclusive and just community.

DEI Dropbox

Report DEI-related concerns that you have seen or experienced in the college or anywhere on campus. Ask DEI-related questions. Make DEI-related suggestions.

Committee members and Calendar

  • Dr. Betty Dennis, chair
  • Dr. Carrie Barrett
  • Wan Chen
  • Eric Comer
  • Dr. Elyse Conners
  • Joshua Enos
  • Dr. Angela Groves
  • Dr. Janet Hahn
  • Rachael Koeson
  • Joel Krauss
  • Dr. Maureen Mickus
  • Dr. Andrea Perez
  • Dawn Smith
  • Tanya Timmerman
  • Dr. Pamela Wadsworth
  • Nathan Wollensak
  • Dr. Anna Yelick

Click here for a listing of DEI-related holidays and remembrances.

DEI EVENTS calendar

Spring Lunch & Learn

Join us for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. in the CHHS Student Engagement Center for our Spring 2023 Lunch & Learn Series. We're inviting speakers from across campus to join us to lead these informal conversations so we can learn more about these important topics and take a bite out of health disparities. 

We will provide pizza for all attendees.

March 15 - Neurodiversity

This discussion will center on the stigma surrounding neurodiversity with a focus on the autism spectrum.


  • Kelli Pierce is a speech-language pathologist and Ph.D. student in WMU's Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. program
  • Karli VanRyswyk is a student in WMU's speech-language pathology master's program

Members and Data

2022 data

We have published race/ethnicity/gender data for students, staff and faculty from the fall 2022 census reports. This page is in process and will continue to be updated as we gather data.

 CHHS Data 2022

Impact and statement

Statement on Race and Antiracism

WMU CHHS has released a Statement on Race and Antiracism. We announce a proactive stance on race and antiracism and propose measurable actions to work against racism in support of all of our students. 

Read the entire statement

Impact Report

The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion has released its 2022 Impact Report. Learn more about the plans, activities and outcomes from the committee.

2022 Impact Report   2021 Impact Report

DEI Training

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    September 2022

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  • Video of Panel Discussion on LGBTQIA2S+ Experiences with Health Care

    LGBTQIA2S+ Experiences with Health Care

    February 2022

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  • Video of Identity, Power and Privilege - DEI Training, January 2022

    Identity, Power and Privilege

    January 2022

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More information

Committee Information

  • Chair: Dr. Betty Dennis, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the College of Health and Human Services.

  • Meeting dates: The College of Health and Human Services Committee on Diversity and Inclusion currently meets at 9 a.m. on the second Friday of each month during the fall and spring semesters.

Framework for Initiatives   Annual Report (2014)   College-wide Survey (2010)