Resource Center Staff


Assistant Director for Belonging and Engagement

Kayden Kelly

Kayden Kelly (they/them/theirs)

  • Position: Graduate Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Programs

    Kayden is currently in their first year of pursuing a master's degree in social work. They graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor's degree in social work. During their undergraduate career Kayden was passionate about fostering diverse and inclusive spaces for all individuals through their work as the President of Multicultural All-Inclusive Gamma Rho Lambda National Sorority Alpha Beta Chapter, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Queer/Trans Student Union (QTSU), Research presentations on Microaggressions & the History of Racial Fetishization, Advocacy work for missing Black and Indigenous women & girls, and previously working as a Resident Advisor for BGSUs Office of Residence Life. They are excited this year to continue fostering brave spaces and connecting with Falcons.
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Dr. Katie Stygles

Katie is Interim Chief Diversity and Belonging Officer and Director of Multicultural Affairs and LGBTQ+ Programs.  She provides leadership through strategic planning and direction setting, workshop development and facilitation, campus and community consulting, etc. She has prior experience in HIV prevention education, volunteer coordination, and other non-profit work, research, and co-curricular community and civic engagement.

Katie has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and a Master of Arts in Counseling.  Her Ph.D. is from BGSU in Higher Education Administration, with a focus on social justice issues in higher education.  Her dissertation is titled, "Queering academia: Queer faculty mothers and work-family enrichment."  

Outside the university, Katie has been involved with the ACPA (College Student Educators International) Coalition for Sexuality and Gender Identities (CSGI), the Black Swamp Arts Festival, and numerous community organizations. Katie, her wife, four kids, and two dogs love living in the Bowling Green community!

Updated: 08/24/2023 09:42AM