Eugene Campus Equity Diversity & Inclusion

Eugene Campus Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee was formed in 2018 to support the Eugene Campus’s efforts to create a more welcoming community for all students, faculty, and staff in the education and social work programs.The EDI Committee was also established to help guide Pacific University Eugene campus’s ongoing efforts and evaluation on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion, both in the classroom and outside. The larger mission and goal of the Eugene EDI derived from University’s mission from the Office of EDI.

Eugene Campus EDI Mission: “We stand against all forms of oppression and dehumanization of people. We work collectively to provide and promote an equitable and diverse environment for our community by actively engaging in hard conversations and necessary actions, especially between students, faculty, and staff.”

Eugene EDI’s vision: Our mission is aligned with the university EDI office’s mission and also integral to the social work & education professions' values and mission.

  • Students, Staff, Faculty, & Community
  • Campus Climate
  • Issues and support around EDI
  • Curriculum

Members: The committee consists of students, faculty, and staff representing both education and social work programs.  

Eugene EDI Faculty and Staff Members (2021-2022)

Chair: Lalit Khandare, PhD, MSW, MPhil (MSW Assistant Professor)

Chair Elect: Sara Summers (Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions, Eugene EDI Coordinator)

Secretary: Nancy Murakami, DSW, MSW, LCSW (MSW Assistant Professor)

Suzy Kropf (MSW Program Coordinator)

T. Anil Oommen, MAT/MATS (Eugene School of Learning & Teaching Director)

Del Quest, PhD, MSW (MSW Program Director, Assistant Professor)

Student Representatives 
Melissa Swan, MSW
Winter Watson, SLT
Alex Casillas, MSW

Meetings: Meetings occur monthly, with the goal of reviewing progress on current projects, setting priorities for future efforts, and being an active group poised to participate in departmental EDI initiatives broadly. All are welcome to attend monthly meetings.

Contact Us

Sara Summers | Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions| Eugene EDI Coordinator
541-632-8805 | msw@pacificu.edu | teacheug@pacificu.edu