Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
Bio: As the WSU Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Merrianneeta works with the Office of the Provost strategizing coordinated efforts to forward WSU Strategic Plan initiatives related to goals toward institutional effectiveness in areas related to equity, access, and inclusion. Her efforts include university-wide collaborations with multiple colleges and teams concerning critical diversity issues, coordinated diversity programs, advising on diversity planning, and in identifying and disseminating best practices of diversity and inclusion efforts. Merrianneeta has an extensive background in Professional Leadership Development, Adult Education and Learning Theory, Curricula Development and Implementation, and Intercultural Competence and Communication. Her programming and outreach efforts have impacted Washington State University faculty, staff, students, and volunteers, and she has helped build strong, effective partnerships and programming in the areas of institutional effectiveness, transformative student experience, and outreach and engagement across the university, within diverse communities of Washington State, and nationally.