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LGBTQ+ Task Force

The LGBTQ+ Task Force first convened in spring 2023 and will continue to meet until its charge is met.

Task Force Membership

Co-Chairs:

Hiram Ramirez, Ph.D.

Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives

Office of Transformational and Inclusive Excellence

ramireh2@miamioh.edu

 

Megan Kuykendoll, M.S.

Coordinator of eLearning and Instructor

Department of Family Science and Social Work

taylormk@MiamiOH.edu

 

Members:

Joshua Abraham, Ph.D.

Staff Clinician

Student Counseling Service

 

José Amador, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Global and Intercultural Studies

 

Emily Cluen, M.S.

Access Coordinator

Miller Center for Student Disability Service

 

Madelyn Detloff, Ph.D.

Professor, Interim Director of Graduate Studies

Department of English, Global and Intercultural Studies

 

Mónnica Gay

Undergraduate Student

College of Education,Health, & Society

 

KatieMarie Magnone

Graduate Student

College of Arts and Science

 

Krista McDonald, M.L.S.

Director Hamilton Campus Library

College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science (CLAAS)

 

Bonnie Meyer, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Educational Leadership

 

Kenna Neitch, Ph.D.

Visitng Assistant Professor

Department of Global and Intercultural Studies

 

Joy Snow

Co-Chair

1809 LGBTQ+ Alumni 

 

Katie Stahlhut

Graduate Student

College of Arts and Science

 

Zaira Ruby Void

Undergraduate Student

College of Liberal Arts & Applied Sciences

Vision

The LGBTQ+ Task Force is a collective of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who meet regularly to discuss ways to strengthen the sense of belonging for LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and students at Miami University.  This group is an advisory group to the Office of Transformational and Inclusive Excellence (TIE) in examining, developing, and assessing policies, programming, and support systems to better serve LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and students in the context of a fully inclusive Miami community.

Charge

The task force is charged with examining and recommending policies, programming, and other forms of support for a more fully LGBTQ+ inclusive Miami. The task force charge includes collecting data on Miami University’s current policies, programs, procedures, and practices related to all aspects of LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and student experiences.  This process can be accomplished through doing an inventory of current offerings, resources, and support systems.  After this exploration, benchmarking best practices across the nation can be done to inform next steps to supporting a more inclusive Miami for LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and students.  An intentional effort will be made to include regional campuses in this data gathering process to ensure all of Miami is represented in the recommendations put forth by this group.  This group can be an advisory group for key stakeholders on campus by providing feedback and insight when necessary, to ensure LGBTQ+ perspectives and experiences are considered in the development of new policies, programs, and procedures.

Accessibility Task Force

The Accessibility Task Force will be starting fall 2023.

Vision

The Accessibility Task Force is a collective of faculty, staff, and students who meet regularly to discuss ways to raise awareness and develop strategies around accessibility to build more inclusive spaces around campus for all members of the Miami University community. This task force is an advisory group to the Office of Transformational and Inclusive Excellence (TIE) in examining, developing, and assessing policies, programming, and support systems to better serve faculty, staff, and students in the context of a fully inclusive Miami community.

Charge

The task force is charged with examining and recommending policies, programming, and other forms of support for a more fully accessible Miami. The task force charge includes collecting data on the existence and practices connected to Miami University’s current policies, programs and procedures related to all aspects of accessibility and inclusive programming on campus.  This process can be accomplished through doing an inventory of current offerings, resources, and support systems.  After this exploration, benchmarking best practices across the nation in peer or aspirational institutions can be done to inform next steps to support a more inclusive Miami for faculty, staff, and students.  An intentional effort should be made to include regional campuses in this data-gathering process to ensure all of Miami is represented in the recommendations put forth by this group.  Moreover, this group can be an advisory group for key stakeholders on campus by providing feedback and insight when necessary, to ensure inclusive perspectives and experiences are considered in the development of new policies, programs, and procedures.

Office of Transformational and Inclusive Excellence

Our mission is to empower each student, staff, and faculty member to promote and become engaged citizens who use their acquired knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of the community and the world.

Contact Us

Dr. M. Cristina Alcalde 
Vice President, Office of Transformational and Inclusive Excellence
Hanna House
513-529-1715
vpDiversity@MiamiOH.edu