Dean's Diversity Council

Dean's Diversity Council

Statement of Purpose

The College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) Dean's Diversity Council guides and supports the COEHS’s commitment to diversity and the implementation of CSU's Diversity Plan.


The goals of the COEHS Dean’s Diversity Council align with those of the CSU President's Council on Diversity, which are as follows: 
  1. Enhance Undergraduate Education - Develop a faculty that represents the diverse makeup and experience of the student body.
  2. Enrich Graduate Education and Research - Recruit a diverse pool of students to participate in graduate research by welcoming all students who are interested and prepared, leveraging diversity to enhance the research focus, and, where appropriate, appealing to students’ cultural expertise.
  3. Pursue and Enhance Programs of Distinction - Increase participation of underrepresented students in the University’s most distinctive programs by generating avenues for broad access and interest to a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders.
  4. Promote Engaged Learning to Connect Students to Real-World Experiences -  Increase opportunities, access and incentives – through recognition, credentialing and scholarships – for students to take advantage of Engaged Learning opportunities with all sectors of the community that stretch their perspectives beyond their personal experiences.
  5. Maintain a Steady Budget Model - Increase business with minority vendors to improve the University’s credibility with and investment from diverse entrepreneurs, companies and communities.
  6. Stabilize Revenue through Increasing Enrollments - Aggressively recruit, attract and retain diverse and underrepresented populations through targeted marketing strategies and intentional student support efforts
  7. Create Leadership Development Opportunities - Include cultural competence as a core component of all comprehensive leadership development programs on campus.
  8. Improve the Physical Environment of the Campus - Orient the use of campus space to accommodate specific populations of students – such as those who observe specific religious practices, veterans, and those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning– to effectively connect them to the broader campus community.

COEHS Dean's Diversity Awards

Each academic year, the COEHS Dean's Diversity Council issues an award to one faculty member and one staff members in the COEHS who exemplify the college's commitment to diversity and the implementation of CSU's Diversity Action Plan. Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Dean's Diversity Awards for faculty, Dr. Kelly Yu-Hsin, and for staff, Alevtyna Kolomiyets.

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

Alevtyna Kolomiyets, English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Coordinator, was awarded the Dean's Diversity Staff Award. Ms. Kolomiyets 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. Ms. Kolomiyets became the ESL Program Coordinator in fall 2010.