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Meet the Director of Diversity and Inclusion

December 08, 2017

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Last month, Brandon Lee joined the Lewis & Clark community as the new Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

Lee’s job is a half-time position designed to fill the gap that was created when Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Janet Steverson returned to teaching earlier this year.

Lee and Steverson will work to co-create a shared vision with a variety of stakeholders across all three campuses to develop strategies unique to our campus culture and climate.

“I was attracted to this position at Lewis & Clark because of the emphasis on social and environmental justice,” Lee said.

Lee has Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Public Policy from Houston Baptist University and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the School for International Training in Vermont. His background includes serving as the Director of Greek Life at Oregon State University, teaching international students at the University of Delaware, and teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Mexico. Most recently, he was the Retention and Multicultural Center Coordinator at Portland Community College.

When he’s not at Lewis & Clark, Lee works for Training 4 Transformation—a diversity, equity, and inclusion training company that he and his wife founded in 2014.

Lee and his wife have three kids—a son who attends Chinese Immersion Kindergarten and two-year-old twin daughters. He enjoys anything related to history, culture, languages, music, business and leadership. When time permits, he enjoys playing ping pong, snow skiing, basketball, and swimming.

Comings and Goings update

Several people have joined the community recently, and some continuing employees have taken on new roles and responsibilities at Lewis & Clark:

Katherine Bucko, administrative assistant, National Crime Victims Law Institute; Alexander Davis, program assistant, Earthrise Law Center; Todd Davis, administrative specialist, Alumni and Parent Programs; Doreen Fay, associate director, Alumni and Parent Programs; Sarit Gluz, assistant swimming coach/interim athletic academic coordinator; John Harvey, interim director, Campus Safety; Chase Jordan, assistant women’s soccer coach, Physical Education and Athletics; Hanna Lyon, mental health counselor, Counseling Center; Cipriano Martinez, counselor, Counseling Psychology; Rita Martinez, director of law faculty services, Dean of Law Faculty; Cheryll Miller, administrative assistant, CAS Admissions; Jeanie Mullins, technology support coordinator, Information Technology; Molly Newgard, assistant director of corporate and foundation relations; Institutional Advancement; Aidan Niven, campus safety officer, Campus Safety; Mirand Parker, development assistant, Institutional Advancement; Vivian Robbins, development coordinator, Law External Relations; Kerry Rowand, executive administrative assistant, Dean of the Law School; Teri Stoesser, financial analyst, Finance and Operations; John Walsh, campus safety officer, Campus Safety; and Amanda Wheaton, employer relations coordinator, Career Center.

The following people have left Lewis & Clark. Here’s wishing them good luck in their new adventures:

Kari Baxter, executive legal assistant, Dean of the Law School; Bo Erickson, administrative assistant, Physical Education and Athletics; Scott Flor, staff accountant, National Crime Victim Law Institute; Joset Grenon, assistant dean for development and external relations, Law External Relations; Jocelyn Harlacher, registrar assistant, Grad Registrar Office; Powell Houser, carpenter, Facilities Services; Clark Ide, associate director of building structures, Facilities Services; James Meuel, assistant baseball coach/interim academic coordinator, Physical Education and Athletics; Alexander Neu, access services manager, Boley Library; Nial Rele, assistant dean of admissions and coordinator of multicultural recruitment, CAS Admissions; John Richardson, maintenance engineer, Facilities Services; Bruce Taft, program manager of the CDI/assistant to the dean of diversity, Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Grace Wadell, development director, National Crime Victim Law Institute; and Kelly Wainwright, senior director of client engagement, Information Technology.