Campus Diversity Officers

As point person for diversity in school, college or division, the Diversity Officer or MDC (Multicultural Disadvantaged Coordinator) is charged to coordinate initiatives to promote and support the academic achievement of students—in particular, students from underrepresented and targeted groups. Diversity Officers or MDCs work with their administrative leaders, faculty and staff to address issues of climate in the classroom and workplace. In addition, they are regularly convened by the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, serving as one of the key working groups for the campus wide strategic priority to “enhance diversity and ensure excellence in education and research.”

Ida Balderrama-Trudell

Position title: Director of Student Engagement,
School of Education

Email: ida.balderramatrudell@wisc.edu

Richard Barajas

Position title: Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,
School of Veterinary Medicine

Email: barajas@wisc.edu

Marianne Bird Bear

Position title: Chief of Staff,
The International Division

Email: mtbirdbear@international.wisc.edu

Tom Browne

Position title: Senior Assistant Dean,
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Email: tbrowne@cals.wisc.edu

Mary Fitzpatrick

Position title: Director of Diversity Research and Initiatives,
College of Engineering

Email: mfitzpatrick@engr.wisc.edu

Mel Freitag

Position title: Diversity Officer,
School of Nursing

Email: mbfreitag@wisc.edu

Claudia Guzmán

Position title: Assistant Dean/Director of Multicultural Student Center,
Student Affairs

Email: claudia.guzman@wisc.edu

Lisa Imhoff

Position title: Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion,
School of Pharmacy

Email: lisa.imhoff@wisc.edu

Mike Jackson

Position title: Associate Athletic Director of Development, Inclusion & Engagement,
Wisconsin Athletics

Email: MWJ@athletics.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-2017

Patrick Jackson

Position title: Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs,
School of Human Ecology

Email: patrick.jackson@wisc.edu

Emily Kite

Position title: Assistant Dean for Student Affairs,
Law School

Email: emily.kite@wisc.edu

Binnu Palta Hill

Position title: Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion,
Wisconsin School of Business

Email: binnu.palta.hill@wisc.edu

Autumn Sanchez

Position title: Student Services Coordinator,
Continuing Studies

Email: autumn.sanchez@wisc.edu

Manuel Santiago

Position title: Director of Multicultural Affairs,
School of Medicine and Public Health

Email: msantiago3@wisc.edu

Nathan Schulfer

Position title: Director of Professional and International Programs,
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Email: schulfer@wisc.edu

DeVon Wilson

Position title: Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,
College of Letters & Science

Email: dlwilson@lssaa.wisc.edu

Christopher Yue

Position title: Interim Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Funding,
Graduate School

Email: christopher.yue@wisc.edu