Resource Center Staff


Jelani Perez


Jelani provides leadership for the Multicultural Student Center, LGBTQ+ Resource Center, and OMA Ambassadors (peer diversity education program). Additionally, he facilitates diversity education programming for classes and student organizations and provides consultation for campus multicultural and LGBTQ+ issues upon request. He advises H.U.E. (Honoring, Urging, and Empowering Queer and Trans People of Color) and co-advises the Queer/Trans Student Union. THe is a Puerto Rican man from the Bronx, New York. Jelani has a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology from BGSU.


Graduate Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Programs

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: 02/07/2023 03:20PM