Resource Center Staff

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Shevonne Nelson Dillingham

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Shevonne is Assistant Director for Diversity Education and LGBTQ+ Programs.  They provide leadership for the Multicultural Student Center, LGBTQ+ Resource Center, and OMA Ambassadors (peer diversity education program). Additionally, she facilitates diversity education programming for classes and student organizations and provides consultation for campus mullticultural and LGBTQ+ issues upon request. Shevonne advises H.U.E. (Honoring, Urging, and Empowering Queer and Trans People of Color) and co-advises Black Student Union. Their undergraduate degree is in communication, family studies, and fashion merchandising from Weber State University and her master's is in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. Their previous experience includes multicultural recruitment, student activities, campus recreation, and multicultural and LGBTQ+ leadership.

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Dr. Katie Stygles

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Katie is the Associate Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and provides leadership for LGBTQ+ programs and services.  She is an advisor and Office of Multicultural Affairs liaison for the Queer/Trans Student Union, the umbrella LGBTQ+ student organization, and additionally participates on university committees related to LGBTQ+ issues and concerns, coordinates the Safe Zone workshops, and co-facilitates OUT(?) Falcons (the weekly LGBTQ+ support group meetings).  Katie's prior experience is in HIV prevention education, volunteer coordination, and other non-profit work.  At BGSU, she was formerly a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs and in the Center for Public Impact.  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 serves on the ACPA (College Student Educators International) Coalition for Sexuality and Gender Identities (CSGI) as the Chair-Elect.  Katie, her wife, and their family (four kids and three dogs) love traveling, reading, and watching movies together.  Her family is actively involved in the Children's Miracle Network (including Dance Marathon at BGSU) and the Black Swamp Arts Festival.

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Paul Mendez

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Paul Mendez is a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Multicultural Affairs from McAllen, TX and oversees the OMA Ambassadors in their efforts in providing diversity education across campus. Paul is a second year in the College Student Personnel Graduate Program here at BGSU. His undergraduate degree (2018) is in Psychology and hopes to graduate with his Master’s in the spring of 2020. Aside from his roles in OMA, Paul also works part time in the Office of Admissions as the advisor of the Multicultural Recruitment Team and is an instructor for first year students in the Firelands Pathway Program.

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Allie Hicks

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Allie is a Graduate Student in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. They advise the Queer/Trans Student Union and help coordinate campus and community events such as Big Gay Welcome, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Lavender Graduation, and more. Allie is also a Safe Zone facilitator on campus. They received their Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from BGSU in 2018 and will graduate with their Master's in College Student Personnel in Spring of 2020.