Council on Inclusive Excellence

Members- President's Council on Inclusive Excellence

Category of Appointment


Faculty Representative

Andrea Arrington

Faculty Representative

Szufang Chuang

Staff Representative

Maria Ugarte

Staff Representative

Tradara McLaurine

Undergraduate Student

Kina Franklin

Graduate Student

Jhansi Chagalakonda

Community Representative

Jordan Lough, TH Human Relations Commissioner

Student At-Large Representative

Rebeca Marquez

Student At-Large Representative

Gabrielle Yowell

At-large Representative

Daniel Parmer

At-large Representative

Laura Froelicher

At-large Representative

Melissa Gustafson

Asian-Pacific Islander Affinity Group Rep.

Qihao Weng

Black Faculty and Staff Affinity Group Rep.

Chavez Phelps

Hispanic Organization for Leadership & Advocacy (HOLA)

Theresa Ortega 

LGBTQ+ Affinity Group Rep.

Michael Jackson




Rana Johnson, AVP for Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Initiatives


Sumalayo Jackson, Assistant to the President for Human Relations


Tami Weinzapfel-Smith Interm. Exec. Director, Human Resources


Stephannie Gambill, Title IX


Dianne Powell, Associate Director, University Communication


Indiana State University embraces diversity and inclusion as core values to cultivate an inclusive community.  Advancing diversity and inclusion is not only a goal, but included in the ISU strategic planning process.  ISU celebrates and supports all students, faculty and staff across the educational community.  Our varied backgrounds enhance and contribute to our collective educational experiences and worldviews.  Our multifaceted community consists of varying groups that are not defined by: age, disability, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race/color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation or veteran status, etc.

Indiana State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and education for all.  Discrimination based upon any protected class is strictly prohibited.


Indiana State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence.  Our vision not only reflects the intentional integration of critical thinking, cultural mindfulness and conscientious respect for varied perspectives, but also embodies the core values to become Inclusively Excellent! Everyone in the ISU workforce has a role and responsibility in the active process to address diversity, inclusion, and equity as critical to the well-being of our university culture to uncover inequities.

The changing demographics encourages us to enhance our institutional operations and practices so that Inclusive Excellence becomes the norm through strategic planning: learning, global engagement, institutional advancement, research and teaching through curricular and co-curricular activities. 

Our standard of excellence is the expectation for ALL students and will be reflected through high quality learning, equity minded administrators, faculty and staff, and progressive student success initiatives that enhance and prepares our student body to live and work in a democratic society. 


Contact Us

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Rankin Hall 426
(812) 237-8954