Meet the Staff

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Dr. Emily Monago

Position: Interim Administrator-in-Charge for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Email: emonago@bgsu.edu

Dr. Emily Monago is the Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. She has worked at public universities in Ohio most of her career. She has worked at BGSU with diverse student populations since 1999. Dr. Monago holds a Bachelor's degree in General Studies, and Master's degree in Public Administration, both from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies (Organizational Communication) from Bowling Green State University. 

Dr. Monago is active on several University and community committees/councils, such as the President’s Advisory Council for Diversity and Inclusion (PACODI), Vice Chair for the City of Bowling Green Human Relations Commission, Board Member for the Toledo Fair Housing Center, Vice President for the Nigerian Association of Greater Toledo, and State Chair for the State of the State Conference Planning Committee (2014 – Present). This conference brings together a large coalition of organizations across the State of Ohio to address equity, diversity, inclusion and opportunities. She is a proud member of the Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), and an honorary member of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Sorority.

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Sheila Brown

Position: Associate Director
Email: stbrown@bgsu.edu

Sheila Brown is an Associate Director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. In this role she provides leadership for all multicultural programming and assessments, the Falcon Success Initiative, the UNIV 1500 retention course and all assessments. She also coordinates the annual Multicultural Talent Showcase held during fall welcome wee, the MLK Spoken Words, Songs and Theater event and the Together We Ball basketball tournament, which promotes positive dialogue and interaction between students of color and law enforcement officials. Sheila enjoys working with students and has served as advisor to many student organizations over the past 17 years. Currently, she advises Queens of Color and Element Dance Team and serves as a liaison to the BSU, the Multi-faith Alliance and the NPHC. In addition to her office duties, she also teaches group fitness classes at the BGSU Recreation Center and in the community. She has been recognized for her work on many occasions during her tenure, but she is most proud of receiving the Division of Student Affairs’ Advisor of the Year Award, the Bowling Green Human Relations Commissions’ Miguel Ornelas Award and the BGSU Administrative Staff Councils’ most distinguished honor, the Michael R. Ferrari Award. She holds a B.S. in Biology from East Central University, a M.S. in Audiology from OU Health Sciences Center and a M.Ed. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Bowling Green State University.  

In addition to her office duties, she also teaches group fitness classes at the BGSU Recreation Center. She has been recognized for her work on many occasions during her 17 year tenure, but she is most proud of receiving the Division of Student Affairs’ Advisor of the Year Award, the BGSU Human Relations Commissions’ Miguel Ornelas Award and the Administrative Staff Councils’ most distinguished honor, the Michael R. Ferrari Award. 

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Yolanda Flores

Position: Administrative Assistant
Email: yflores@bgsu.edu

Yolanda Flores serves as the Administrative Assistant and supervisor for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. She monitors all program budgets and oversees the operation of the department. In addition, she is the Greek Faculty Chapter Advisor for Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority and Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity. One the many responsibilities of advising these groups is assisting students in the planning of upcoming cultural diversity and academic events. 

She was inducted into the Order of Omega honoring Greek Leaders and awarded the Favorite Professor/Mentor Award. She serves as BGSU representative for the Diamante Planning Committee, Classified Council and Not In Our Town. She awarded the Dr. Miguel Ornelas Human Relations Award for enhancing positive human relations at BGSU.

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Dr. Krishna Han

Position: Assistant Director
Email: krishh@bgsu.edu

Krishna provides leadership for Office of Multicultural Affairs Ambassador Program, Diversity Education Program, and overseas both the Ethnic Student Center and the LGBT Resource Center's Programs and Services at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Krishna coordinates and facilitates diversity workshops, support group, and dialogues on regular basis, and also advises multicultural student organizations, provides support for Enrollment Management Program, SOAR, GSO, and Multicultural Advisory Board. In addition, he teaches Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Course (UNIV 4100).

Krishna also provides support for Cross-Cultural Communication Program for Department of State IREX-TEA grant project since 2012, and served as grant Co-PI in 2014. This is his fifth year working for BGSU. Krishna came to BGSU after working in the Bonner Center for Service and Learning at Oberlin College. Originally from Cambodia, Krishna earned his undergraduate degree in Education from Royal University of Phnom Penh. After completing his master degree in Community Forestry at Shinshu University, Japan; Krishna pursued and earned his Ph.D. in Regional Environmental Resources Management at Hokkaido University, Japan. He studied the impacts of 1993 World Bank Economic Development Policy on the livelihood of Indigenous people in the northeastern part of Cambodia and traditional farming system. Krishna is also passionate about and advocate for global and multicultural education, cross-cultural communication, social justice, and student’s academic achievement and retention. Beside his native Khmer, Krishna speaks fluently English, Japanese, Thai and some French. He travels extensively to over fifty countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and Americas. While working full-time, Krishna was pursuing another graduate degree in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University. He graduated from the program in May 2013.

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Connie Weaver

Position: Coordinator for Multicultural Programs
Email: conniew@bgsu.edu

Connie Weaver is Coordinator for Multicultural Programs. She is a mentor to first year students in the Falcon Success Initiative Program and responsible for the website, social media, OrgSync and Student Success Collaborative. Connie  coordiates the annual Evening of Champions, a program to honor multicultural students' academic success. She coordinates our Summer Visit Days, Preview Days, President's Day, Falcon Fridays, Guidance Counselor Day, Transfer & Community College Days, Large Visit Days and Multicultural Overnight Programs. Connie works with New Student Orientation as we welcome new students to campus during Student Orientation and Registration.

Prior to joining our department, she worked in BGSU's Technology Resource Center and within the Office of Student Financial Aid. Latino Student Union awarded Connie the Magda Morales Award (2004). She received a community service award "for promoting positive relationships within the BGSU community" in 2011. As department representative for Family Campaign, for the three consecutive years our department has reached 100% participation. She is a member of the University Academic Support Council, State of the State Planning Committee and manages departmental scholarships. She serves as advisor for Exceptional Intellectual Ladies a campus organization that works with the Boys & Girls Club of Toledo and is the liaison to Latino Student Union. Connie holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University.

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Dr. Katherine Stygles

Position: Coordinator for LGBT Programs
Email: kstygle@bgsu.edu

Katie is the Coordinator for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Programs at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Katie manages programs and services for LGBT students and the campus community. She is an advisor and Office of Multicultural Affairs liaison for VISION, the umbrella LGBT student organization, and additionally participates on university committees related to LGBT issues and concerns, coordinates the Safe Zone workshops, co-facilitates INTERSECTIONS (the weekly LGBT support group meetings), and maintains the LGBT Resource Center. Katie’s prior experience outside in HIV prevention education, volunteer coordination, and other non-profit work, research, and co-curricular community and civic engagement here at BGSU. Katie’s undergraduate degree is in music from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and her master’s degree is in Counseling from Spring Arbor University in Michigan. Her Ph.D. is from BGSU in Higher Education Administration, with a cognate in social justice issues in higher education. Her dissertation is titled “Queering academia: Queer faculty mothers and work-family enrichment.” Outside the university, Katie has served on the ACPA (College Student Educators International) Coalition for LGBT Awareness (CLGBTA) as an advancement coordinator and will begin her two-year term as the CLGBTA Director of Research in 2017.

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Ramonda Kindle

Position: Graduate Student Coordinator
Email: rkindle@bgsu.edu

Ramonda Kindle serves as the Coordinator of Academic and Assessment for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. In this role, she provides leadership and support for the Falcon Success Initiative (FSI), UNIV 1500 courses, and all assessment. In addition to her responsibilities for Office of Multicultural Affairs, Ramonda is a doctoral student in the Higher Education Administration [HIED] Ph.D. Program at BGSU. Ramonda has received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan and her Masters of Arts in Sport & Recreational Management from Kent State University. Before coming to BGSU, Ramonda served as a Community Director at Michigan State University (MSU) and a Hall Director at the University of Michigan (U of M). Due to her work within residence education at both MSU and U of M, Ramonda has gained skills in such as conflict resolution, crisis management, conduct, student development, social justice, diversity, and inclusion, intercultural relationships, international student development, and developing workshops and trainings for diverse audiences. Coupling with her experiences and passions, Ramonda has focus her doctoral research on leadership, assessment, diversity and inclusion, student development, student-athlete development, development of academic support units, retention, gender, race/ethnicity and multiculturalism.

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Brock Webb

Position: Graduate Student Coordinator
Email: brockw@bgsu.edu

Brock Webb is a doctoral candidate in the American Cultural Studies program at BGSU. He recieved his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with Honors from Grinnell College and his Master of Arts in American Cultural Studies from Bowling Green State University. Although his research and education focuses on gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity and other social identities, his dissertation examines social systems of consent within contemporary American social structure. Before joining Project Search, Brock taught courses in Ethnic Studies, American Culture Studies, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies on the BGSU campus.

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Cara Goetz

Position: Graduate Assistant
Email: gcara@bgsu.edu

Cara Goetz is a graduate assistant responsible for Multicultural Programming in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Her work in the department also extends to advising within the Falcon Success Initiative, and assisting various student organizations. Cara is the department representative for the Students of Color Support Group, partnering with Bowling Green State University's Counseling Center. She is also earning her Master of Arts in College Student Personnel. Before coming to BGSU, Cara completed her Bachelor's of Arts in Mass Communication with a Minor in Sociology at Sam Houston State University in Texas. As a first-generation college student, she strives to understand and better the Student Affairs profession in regards to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Alexis Schoonard-Saborio

Position: Graduate Assistant
Email: schoona@bgsu.edu

Alexis Schoonard-Saborio is the Graduate Assistant for Diversity Education in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA). She will be assisting Dr. Krishna Han in providing support and leadership in the OMA’s Diversity Education Program. She will also be working with the multicultural student organizations on campus, as well as providing mentorship to the OMA Ambassadors. Alexis also will coordinate the weekly Ethnic Student Center (ESC) Dialogue Series each semester to help continually promote a safe space, discuss social justice issues, and the understanding of diversity and inclusion to all of the Falcon family students, professors, faculty, and staff alike. Alexis is originally from Sacramento, CA, known to be the city of trees and the capital of California. Before starting her Master of Arts in College Student Personnel at BGSU, Alexis completed a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology with a Minor in Africana Studies, from California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA. Before coming to Bowling Green she also interned with the Director of Assessment at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. Alexis believes in the fight for social justice work and the empowering ability people have when the choice to understand each other is made instead of choosing to live in the blissful phase of ignorance. She is a student to hip hop culture and a poet. Conmigo en la lucha, join her in the struggle.

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Jacqueline Adams

Position: Graduate Assistant
Email: adamsje@bgsu.edu

As the Education and Training Coordinator for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Jacqueline assists with student organizations and programming.  Jacqueline is pursuing a Ph.D. in American Culture Studies at BGSU and a Graduate Certificate in Performance Studies.  She received her B.A. in History, her M.A. in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities, and a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies from Western Kentucky UIniversity.  Jacqueline has taught Gender and Women's Studies and Civic Engagement courses.  While at WKU, she assistant taught a course called Project Freedom School, where students engaged in an Afrocentric classroom after the death of Trayvon Martin.  Through the course of three semesters, students in Project Freedom School initiated the research and support for the first Black Culture Center on Western's campus.  Last year, at BGSU, she assisted in the Latino/a Issues Conference and the Black Issues Conference.

Jacqueline enjoys creating spaces where healing and feminist pedagogies are used to craft meaning and define privilege and power.  Her studies include an interest in housing, space, race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, class, ability/disability, intersectional identities, and performance.  Jacqueline identifies as a cisgender, pansexual woman in a same-gender relationship with her partner.  She and her partner have two rescued dogs (Walter and Abbey), and a turtle named Mack.  Jacqueline is originally from Kentucky.  She is excited to be working with the LGBTQ+ Resource Center in the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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