Dean's Diversity Council

Dean's Diversity Council

Statement of Purpose

The College of Education and Human Services Dean's Diversity Council is formed to guide and support the College of Education and Human Service’s commitment to diversity and the implementation of CSU's Diversity Action Plan.


The CEHS Dean’s Diversity Council takes its goals from the seven goals adopted by Cleveland State University's President's Council on Diversity Goals. 

The seven CSU diversity goals are:

1. Strengthen retention, achievement, graduation of diverse students
2. Ensure diversity of faculty and staff
3. Engage in curricular/co-curricular transformation related to diversity
4. Strengthen diversity education and professional development
5. Enrich and assess the campus climate for diversity and inclusion
6. Strengthen and promote multicultural programs
7. Enrich outreach and partnerships with diverse communities
8. Strengthen the supplier diversity program

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Dean's Diversity Awards for faculty and staff.

Dr. Kelly Yu-Hsin Liao and Alevtyna Kolomiyets.


Dr. Kelly Yu-Hsin Liao

Dr. Liao was awarded the Dean's Diversity Faculty Award. Dr. Liao creates specific assignments within her counseling courses focused on diversity and cultural competencies as well as social justice and advocacy.  In addition to her teaching, Dr. Liao has published research on coping with minority-related stress and ethnic minority health.  Finally, Dr. Liao has served as a mentor and supports a Racial and Ethnic Minority Research Team designed to increase participation of underrepresented minority undergraduate and graduate students in research.

Dr. Kelly Yu-Hsin Liao joined the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL) as an assistant professor in fall 2016.


Alevtyna Kolomiyets

Alevtyna Kolomiyets was awarded the Dean's Diversity Staff Award.  She is recognized for exemplifying the college's commitment to diversity through her service to the college and community.  In particular, Ms. Kolomiyets is commended for her attention to student learning for those for whom English is not their first language who may also require accommodations for their learning due to a disability.

Alevtyna Kolomiyets became the ESL Program Coordinator in fall 2010.