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Lawrence Burnley
Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President

David Garcia
Assistant Dean, Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Shawn Washington
Director, Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Lulu Gonzalez
Assistant Director, International Student Programs

Sue Jackson
Director, International Education Center

Marie Whalen
Associate Director, International Admissions & Recruitment

Stephy Nobles-Beans
Coordinator, Ministry & Multicultural Affairs

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Whitworth's Commitment to Diversity

As a leading Christian institution of higher learning, Whitworth University seeks to educate and prepare students to "honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity." In accord with this core mission, we seek to model Christ's love across racial, ethnic, gender, socio-economic, religious and other expressions of human difference.

Whitworth recognizes that a diverse community is central to our mission as a liberal arts university committed to educating critical thinkers, discerning moral agents, and responsible democratic citizens. Engaging people with differing experiences and perspectives serves to sharpen the mind, deepen the heart, and quicken the soul.

Therefore, given the critical role diversity plays in the life of the university, Whitworth is committed to delivering a mission-driven educational program that cultivates in students, faculty, staff, and trustees the capacity to work effectively across the myriad dimensions of the global family. Our goal is to achieve and sustain a level of inclusive excellence throughout the life of the university that emphasizes the deep truth, love and grace of the Gospel.

Whitworth University is focused in its resolve to create and nurture environments for learning, working, and living throughout the campus community where people of diverse backgrounds can effectively and constructively engage each other as we educate the next generation of leaders.