Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Inclusive excellence at UW-Whitewater

EDI Library


Session 1: Today’s Black Students and Professionals: Living in an Environment of Social Chaos 
Panelists include:
- Kenny Yarbroug, Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
- Artanya Wesley, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
- Rahenya Anderson, President of the Black Student Union
- Michael Torrence, President of Motlow State Community College
- Sharonda Rose, Principal of Rivercrest Elementary
- Steven Brown, Senior Human Resources Business Partner at Molson Coors

Session 2: Racism from a white person’s lens 
Panelists include: 
- Kenny Yarbrough, Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
- Sara Kuhl, Vice Chancellor of University Marketing and Communications
- Janelle Crowley, Chief Human Resource Officer
- Nate Maddux, Assistant Professor - College of Integrated Studies
- Adam Paddock, Associate Professor - History
- Ethan Hoeppner, Student - WSG Director of Student Affairs and Interfraternity Council President


Session 3: Trauma of Racism 
Panelists include: 
- Kenny Yarbrough, Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
- Derrick Tennial, Founder and CEO Let’s REThink that Narrative Inc.
- Carl Wesley, President & Chief Executive Officer, Center for Self-Sufficiency
- David Reinhart, Lecturer of Philosophy & Religious Studies
- Robin Fox, Interim Dean College of Education and Professional Studies
- Jaquilla Ross, Lecturer of Accounting

Session 4: Racism in Athletics and Sports 
Panelists include: 
- Kenny Yarbrough, Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
- Ryan Callahan, Interim Director of Athletics
- Kevin Bullis, Football Coach and Stadium Manager
- Logan Edwards, Assistant Professor of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching
- Melva Black, Assistant Dean of Humanities at Volunteer State Community College
- Felicia Miller Watson, Attorney of Law, UW-Whitewater Alumnae

Session 5: Racism in Politics
Panelists include:
- Kenny Yarbrough, Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
- Ana Caballero Mengibar, Associate Professor of Integrated Studies at UW-Whitewater
- Brian Clardy, Associate Professor of History at Murray State University in Kentucky
- Eric Loepp, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UW-Whitewater
- Mia McNeil, Government/Community Relations Director at University of Michigan-Flint

Session 6: Racism in Academia
Panelists include:
- Kenny Yarbrough, Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
- Edgar Diaz-Cruz, Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee
- Kenneth Harris, Program Director for the Masters in Organizational Leadership Administration program, Department chair for Justice and Public Policy, and Chair on the JPP Advisory and OLA advisory councils at Concordia University Wisconsin
- Benjamin Graves, Music Faculty/Department Chair at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee
- Kathy Brady, Professor/Department Chair of Communication at UW-Whitewater
- Shaqwana Freeman-Green, Assistant Professor in the Department of Specialized Education Services at University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Session 7: An Honest Conversation about Race and Race Relations 
Panelists include:
- Kenny Yarbrough, Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
- Rahenya Anderson, Black Student Union, President
- Malik Abney, Black Student Union, Undergraduate Coordinator
- Honey Cawthorn, Black Student Union, Vice President
- Jody Wentworth, Whitewater Student Government, President
- Nick Hamilton, Whitewater Student Government, Off Campus Senator
- Jaida Shellaugh – Russell, Black Student Union, Public Relations Coordinator and Whitewater Student Government, Director of Student Affairs

Session 8: A White Privilege Discussion 
Panelists include:
- Kenny Yarbrough, Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
- Pilar Melero, Professor of Language and Literatures
- Trudi Witonsky, Associate Professor of Language and Literatures
- Tanya Kam, Professor of Language and Literatures
- David Reinhart, Lecturer of Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Adam Paddock, Associate Professor of History

Session 9: White Privilege: An in-depth look 
Panelists include:
- Kenny Yarbrough, Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
- Sara Kuhl, Assistant Vice Chancellor of University Marketing and Communications
- Stephanie Selvick, LGBT* Coordinator
- Crista Lebens, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Krista McQueeney, Associate Professor of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology
- Jenna Cushing-Leubner, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

Session 10: A Discussion with the Greeks
Panelists include:
- Ozalle Toms, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Diversity, Engagement and Success
- Ethan Hoeppner, Member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and Interfraternity Council President
- Sidney Moerchen, Panhellenic President
- Neil McCants Jr., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Theta Beta Chapter
- Catherine Smith, Alpha Gamma Delta - Beta Theta Chapter President
- Zarienna McCoy, ExquiZite Chapter of Kappa Xi: Zeta Phi Beta Soroity, Incorporated

Session 11: White Privilege: An in-depth look at becoming a more culturally unified campus
Panelists include:
- Ozalle Toms, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Diversity, Engagement and Success
- Jenna Cushing-Leubner, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
- Krista McQueeney, Associate Professor of Sociology, Ciminology and Anthropology
- Crista Lebens, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Trudi Witonsky, Associate Professor of Language and Literatures
- Isabella Virrueta, Career Advisor
- Eric Loepp, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Session 12: A Discussion on Race and Racism from the Hispanic/Latinx Lens
Panelists include:
- Kenny Yarbrough, Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer at UW-Whitewater
- Ozalle Toms, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Diversity, Engagement and Success at UW-Whitewater
-  Miguel Aranda, Financial Specialist at UW-Whitewater
- Jes Cisneros, Coordinator of Academic Initiatives at UW-Whitewater
- Edgar Diaz-Cruz, Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenneseee
- Courtney Luedke, Associate Professor of Cirricululm and Instruction at UW-Whitewater
- Isabella Virrueta, Career Advisor at UW-Whitewater

Session 13: A Discussion on Race and Racism: The Hispanic/Latinx Student Perspective
Panelists include:
- Kenny Yarbrough, Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer at UW-Whitewater
- Ozalle Toms, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Diversity, Engagement and Success at UW-Whitewater
-  Miguel Aranda, Financial Specialist at UW-Whitewater
- Jes Cisneros, Coordinator of Academic Initiatives at UW-Whitewater
- Edgar Diaz-Cruz, Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenneseee
- Courtney Luedke, Associate Professor of Cirricululm and Instruction at UW-Whitewater
- Isabella Virrueta, Career Advisor at UW-Whitewater