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Meet Our Staff

Jane GoettschJane Goettsch (goettsjm@miamioh.edu) joined the Miami staff in 1985 as coordinator of women's programs in the Student Affairs Division. She became director of the Women*s Center October 1, 1999. Jane is also an adjunct instructor in the Department of Educational Leadership. She recently stepped down from the Executive Board of the American Council on Education Women's Network Ohio, after serving in a variety of capacities since 2004, most recently as state co-coordinator. In 2015 Jane received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Women's Studies Association Women's Center's Committee. Jane graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor's degree in sociology and philosophy and a Master's degree in sociology. 


Rhonda JacksonRhonda Jackson (jacksorj@miamioh.edu), the Center's administrative assistant, came to the Women*s Center in the fall of 2002. A Miami alum, she has been a Miami staff member since 1993. Rhonda has been the recipient of several awards: Spectrum Ally of the Year Award 2004, Women's Breaking Barrier Award 2005, Student Affairs Community Building Award 2006, Lavatus Powell Community Builder Awards in 2009 and 2017, and Women's Leadership Award 2012. Rhonda currently chairs the 1809 LGBT Alumni Board.


Kyle AshleeKyle Ashlee (ashleekc@miamioh.edu) works with the Women*s Center and Office of Student Wellness on issues related to gender and its impact on healthy college student development. Among his responsibilities, Kyle chairs the Miami Masculinities Committee. Kyle is originally from Michigan. He is co-founder with his partner Aeriel Ashlee, of Ashlee Consulting LLC. The firm focuses on building inclusive communities that value diversity and social justice. Kyle received his B.A. at the University of Michigan and his M.A. at Colorado State University. While at Dartmouth College in 2013-14, Kyle served as interim director of the Center for Gender and Student Engagement, following a year as Dartmouth's coordinator of health education programs. 


Student Interns 

Our student staff consist of several undergraduate student interns. Our interns are vital members of our Women*s Center staff. Their work inside and outside of the Women*s Center directly connects the student experience through advocacy, activism, and leadership development. Interns for 2017-18 are returners: Mary Martin, Elisabeth Dodd, and Jordan Hallbauer and new staff: Hannah Clarke, Toby Paul, Dion Mensah, and Audrey Lipps.

"When I think of the Women*s Center, it is not the Community Room or the office that first comes to mind. It is the faces of the women whom I've met and worked with who define the Women*s Center. It is they and all women who are the very heart of the place." (Lisa)