Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Dear Pacific University Community,

Welcome to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.  As the Executive Director, I want to thank the university community for making the commitment to assure equity is at the center of all we do. It is important that, as an institution, we dismantle inequities and shine light on overt and covert inequities.

Contact Information

Office: 503-352-1457 Email: nrodrigu@pacificu.edu Location Marsh Hall Office 338 Mailing Address Pacific University UC Box A -163 2043 College Way Forest Grove, OR 97116

The primary role for the Executive Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is to lead and manage an institution wide effort to support and further develop a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff through policy development and programs that foster equity and inclusion in the broadest sense possible.  This includes providing strategic, operational, and organizational leadership that grows capacity for intercultural competence, nurturance of diversity populations, and inclusive leadership across campus.  The OEDI office will be guided by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.

At the moment, OEDI is rapidly building capacity and would ask that you offer support and patience as the office is being established. The OEDI is working on multiple fronts in particular to continue to support the university’s long-time tradition for as a nurturing and supportive learning environment, preparing diverse students for success in a global community.

Mission

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (OEDI) is committed to provide leadership, and create partnerships to expedite shared responsibility for creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus in which students, faculty, and staff can prosper.

Vision

For Pacific to reflects and serves all segments of society and whose people, policies, protocols, practices and learning spaces serve as a model for inclusive excellence.

Values

  • Social Justice
  • People
  • Strategic and Systemic Change
  • Shared Responsibility
  • Mutual Accountability

Respectfully,

Narce Rodriguez | Executive Director
Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion