Council Members

Members of the Council receive an official University appointment, on behalf of the Office of the President of Wichita State University, under the direction of the vice president for Diversity and Community Engagement. As advocates for diversity, inclusiveness and equity, the Council values and promotes cross-campus collaboration; consults with faculty, staff and University departments; and regularly supports and participates in diversity enrichment opportunities. All Council Members are appointed annually.


Marche Fleming-Randle

Marché Fleming-Randle, Ph.D. (Chair)

Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer

Rick Muma

Rick Muma, Ph.D.

President, Wichita State University

Mehmet Barut

Mehmet Barut, Ph.D.

Professor, W. Frank Barton School of Business

Bobby Berry

Bobby Berry, M.Ed.

Human Performance Lab Manager & Clinical Educator, College of Applied Studies

Gary Brooking

Gary Brooking, Ph.D.

Chair, Engineering Technology, College of Engineering

L. Chris Brown

L. Chris Brown

Community Representative & Advocate

Larry Burks

Larry Burks

Director, Military and Veteran Services

Monica L. Calhoun

Monica L. Calhoun

Federal Contract & Compliance Lead Manager, NIAR

Rodney Clark

Rodney Clark

Chief, University Police

Cheyla Clawson Chandler

Cheyla Clawson Chandler

Associate Director & Assistant Professor, School of Performing Arts

Jaya Escobar-Bhattacharjee

Jaya Escobar-Bhattacharjee

Associate Director, Upward Bound Wichita Prep

Larisa Genin

Larisa Genin, D.B.A.

Dean & Professor, W. Frank Barton School of Business

Breann Gilkey

Breann Gilkey

Associate Clinical Professor, School of Social Work, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Jean Griffith

Jean Griffith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Aaron Hamilton

Aaron Hamilton

Senior Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Riccardo Harris

Riccardo Harris

Executive Director, North Wichita GEAR UP

Kevin Harrison

Kevin Harrison, Ed.D.

Community Engagement Coordinator, Military and Veterans Affairs

Major Eric Hollingsworth

Major Eric Hollingsworth

Professor of Military Science, Wichita State Army ROTC

Carmen Hytche

Carmen Hytche

Director of Community Relations & Special Events, Strategic Communications

Joseph Jabara

Joseph Jabara, J.D.

Director, Hub for Cybersecurity Education & Awareness

Zachary James

Zachary James

Student & Diversity, Empowerment and Inclusion Committee Chairperson, Student Government Association

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

Director of Development, Athletics

Sheila Kinnard

Sheila Kinnard

Community Representative & Advocate

Krishna Krishnan

Krishna Krishnan, Ph.D.

Chair & Professor, College of Engineering

Ana Lazarin

Ana Lazarin

Director of Programs to Broaden Participation in Engineering, College of Engineering

Rhonda Lewis

Rhonda Lewis, Ph.D.

Chairperson & Professor, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Teneisha McKinney

Teneisha McKinney

Director of Operations, Military and Veterans Affairs

La'Rell Marion

La'Rell Marion

Administrative Assistant, School of Social Work

Gergana Markova

Gergana Markova, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, W. Frank Barton School of Business

Voncella McCleary-Jones

Voncella McCleary-Jones, Ph.D.

Chair, School of Nursing & Associate Dean, College of Health Professions

Quang Nguyen

Quang Nguyen

Communications & Marketing Specialist, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Doug Parham

Doug Parham, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, College of Health Professions

Matthew Pray

Matthew Pray

Senior Director, Chartwells Dining Services

Alicia Sanchez

Alicia Sanchez

Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Sheelu Surender

Sheelu Surender

Director, Office of Financial Aid

Janice Thacker

Janice Thacker

Artist, Art That Touches Your Heart Foundation

Janet Twomey

Janet Twomey, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Engineering

Robert Weems

Robert Weems, Ph.D.

Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Yolanda White-Oliver

Yolanda White-Oliver

Associate Pastor, Saint Mark United Methodist Church