Meet the Staff

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Sheila Brown

Position: Interim Administrator-in-Charge and Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Email: stbrown@bgsu.edu

Sheila Brown is the Interim Administrator in Charge and Director of Multicultural Affairs. In this role she provides leadership for all multicultural, diversity education and retention initiatives. In addition, she provides supervision and support for the BGSU TRIO programs and Project Search. She is active on several University and community committees/councils, such as the President’s Advisory Council for Diversity and Inclusion (PACODI), the City of Bowling Green Human Relations Commission and the Student Success Council. Sheila’s passion is working with students. She has coordinated and directed a variety of programs that celebrate diverse cultures such as Kwanzaa, the MLK Jr. Spoken Word, Songs and Theater event, Together We Ball, the Latino Arts Extravaganza and the Multicultural Dinner Theater. In addition, she has served as advisor to several student organizations over the past 19 years. Currently, she advises Queens of Color and Element Dance Team and serves as a liaison to the Black Student Union, the Multi-faith Alliance and the NPHC. 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 for Diversity Education and Cultural Programs
Email: krishh@bgsu.edu

Krishna provides leadership for Diversity Education Program and Cultural Programs at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Krishna coordinates and facilitates diversity workshops and dialogues on a regular basis, 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: Assistant Director for Diversity Education and LGBTQ+ Programs
Email: kstygle@bgsu.edu

Katie is the Assistant Director for Diversity Education and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Programs at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Katie oversees the Ethnic Student Center, LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs Ambassadors, and the Multicultural Summer Link.  Katie’s prior experience is in HIV prevention education, volunteer coordination, and other non-profit work, research, and co-curricular community and civic engagement . 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 is on the ACPA (College Student Educators International) Coalition for LGBT Awareness (CLGBTA) as the Director of Research.

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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Caitlin Dorfmeyer
Sophomore
Apparel Merch. & Product Development

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Jenai Patrick
Junior
Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL)

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Marriyam Ibrahim
Junior
Social Work

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Mason Trinh
Sophomore
Psychology

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Juan Moreno
Junior
Business Management

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Shaunda Brown

Shaunda is a Graduate Assistant for the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Shaunda is currently in the second year of the BGSU College Student Personnel master's program.  She is the graduate advisor for Black Student Union and various other student organizations. Shaunda's undergraduate degree is in Liberal Studies with special emphasis in Ethnic Studies and Sexuality Studies from BGSU; she graduated in May 2014. Outside the university, Shaunda enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and writing through various mediums.

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Jacqueline Hudson

Ms. Jacqueline Hudson is pursuing a Ph.D in American Culture Studies with a second concentration in Public History. She is part of the Project Search team that champions diversity and inclusion and will assist graduate students from the start to the finish of their academic career at BGSU with all aspects of their college life. She also serves as a Falcon Success Initiative mentor in which she provides all types of support to diverse first-year students.

She received her B.S. in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Journalism from Jackson State University and earned a M.A. in Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago. She worked in the music industry for almost 13 years. During those years, she has worked in music retail in radio promotions at Interscope Records and at CBS Radio. Having a passion for music, some of her interests are cultural appropriation, music history, popular culture and African-American studies. Her career interest is to work in the museum industry specifically gearing towards music. Born and raised in Mississippi, Jacqueline was a resident of Chicago for almost twenty years. In her downtime, she loves to run, read all different types of books and listens to music. Lastly, she has a passion for volunteerism and does her best to help people succeed in their mission in life!

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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. She provides leadership for the BGSU 1910 course, support for the Falcon Success Initiative (FSI), 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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Trinidad Linares

Trinidad Linares graduated from Rutgers College with a BA in Biology and English. Her work has been published in Bitch, Meridians, and P&T. She has presented at Ithaca College, Rowan University, and Rutgers University-Camden conferences. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Toledo Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Art. She is currently working on her MA for the Department of Popular Culture and as Graduate Assistant Coordinator for Special Programs at the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Bowling Green State University.