Diversity Commission


The Diversity Commission at
PennWest Edinboro
initiates campus-wide programs that advance the institution's diversity and awareness.


Diversity Inclusion Statement

In accordance with the PASSHE Non-Discrimination Statement, PennWest Edinboro will promote an inclusive culture that supports the academic, cultural, and personal growth of all members of the University community. PennWest Edinboro values the richness of diversity and believes that the intentional recruitment, retention, and accommodation of individuals who differ and are similar will broaden and deepen the educational experience and the scholarly environment. By respecting pluralistic perceptions, and continuously assessing and monitoring the campuses and community environments, the PennWest Edinboro community will foster open communication as students, faculty, staff and community learn to interact effectively with one another, creating and sustaining a supportive and respectful climate.

Commission Purpose

The Commission will work collaboratively across disciplines, departments and student groups to advance diversity as an institutional and educational imperative. They will participate in the implementation of selected aspects of the University's Strategic Diversity Plan, in collaboration with the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and recommend initiatives that have a campus-wide impact on the educational value of diversity. The Commission will prepare an annual report to the Office of the President containing outcomes of the Commission's deliberations and its work and offering recommendations for the President's consideration.

Advisory Role

The Commission shall function as an advisor to the President and the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer regarding initiatives, procedures, and policies on campus climate and culture to foster an involvement that values diversity, inclusiveness and multiculturalism. The Commission shall also have an active role in campus diversity initiatives.


University Diversity Commission
270 Dearborn Hall
205 Darrow Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Email: diversitycommission@pennwest.edu
Phone: 814-732-3270

Chair - 
Vice Chair - Dr. Qun Gu

Dr. Heather Baron
Kevon Bruce
Dr. Adrienne Dixon
Dr. Scott Miller
George Morgan
Ishra Musa
Dr. George Richards
Dr. Margaret Smith
Dr. Steve Sullivan
Angela Vincent

Contact Us

The Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Frank G. Pogue Student Center
405 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2912