Developing culturally competent global citizens.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs promotes, facilitates, and advocates for a welcoming, socially just and inclusive campus community by supporting the retention of diverse student populations and providing diversity education and multicultural programs for students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community.
Toni started in Student Affairs in Residential Education in 2010, ranging from Southern institutions and coming to Midwestern institutions. Understanding these varieties of student populations and also advocating for students in marginalized areas solidified her passion in social justice works. Toni has always looked at the world through a social justice lens and that has also influenced the community service work that she has done in the past with the YWCA and with her Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Connie oversees events such as evening of Champions, which is held annually during Family Weekend to honor multicultural students' academic success. She coordinates our Summer Visit Days, Preview Days, President's Day, Falcon Fridays, Guidance Counselor Day, Honors College Day and Transfer & Community College Days.
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, Multicultural Affairs has reached 100% participation. She is a member of the University Academic Support Council, Student Affairs Advisory Board, 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 and a Bachelor of Arts from Bowling Green State University.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs Ambassadors (OMAAs) are paraprofessional undergraduate student employees who support and facilitate the mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA). These student leaders represent the OMA across campus in various capacities (e.g., workshops, programs, presentations, outreach) empowering their peers and the community to engage with topics of cultural awareness, diversity, and inclusion in a collective effort to create a welcoming, socially just, and inclusive campus community.
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