Office for Equity & Inclusion Staff

Our campus community sees difference as an asset. We value our faculty, staff, students, visitors, and friends of Wesleyan, and promote diversity and inclusion across our entire organization. We are a team of individuals working collectively and committed to creating a culture of respect, equity, and inclusion.  We believe this is the responsibility of each member of our campus and work with all constituents to that end.

  • Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

    April Ruiz & Debbie Colucci currently serve as Interim VPs (contact info below)


  • Debbie Colucci

    Assistant Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Coordinator


  • April Ruiz

    Dean for Academic Equity, Inclusion and Success


  • Demetrius Colvin

    Director, Resource Center


  • Kiara Ruesta-Cayetano

    Assistant Director, Resource Center


  • Ronnie Hendrix

    Associate Director, McNair Program


  • Patricia Stephenson Gordon

    Associate Director for Equity Compliance/Deputy Title IX Coordinator


  • Miguel Peralta

    Director, Upward Bound


  • Richard Mutts

    Program Coordinator - Upward Bound Math Science, Middletown

  • Erika Taylor

    Faculty Director, McNair Program

  • Rich Olson

    Faculty Director, WesMASS Program

  • Tushar Irani

    Faculty Director, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

  • Evelyn Bozeman (she/her/ella)

    Administrative Assistant, Office for Equity & Inclusion