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Establishing a Framework for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with Dr. Dakesa Piña
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dr. Dakesa Piña joined the College of Education (COE) in spring 2021 as the first college-level diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) officer at Illinois State. With a Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy from Texas Tech University, Dr. Piña joined Illinois State in 2010 as a counselor in Student Counseling Services (SCS) within the Division of Student Affairs. In 2014, as part of a Student Affairs initiative to assess the inclusivity across each of its departments, Piña was chosen to lead the DEI efforts in Student Counseling and since then, has become committed to applying DEI to all areas of her life.