Our Staff

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Dr. Katherine Stygles (she/her/hers)

  • Position: Director of Multicultural Affairs and LGBTQ+ Programs
    About: Katie provides leadership and oversight of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and LGBTQ+ programs, including strategic direction setting, staff supervision, relationship-building, and department- and division-level assessment.

    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 cognate in social justice issues in higher education. Her dissertation is titled “Queering academia: Queer faculty mothers and work-family enrichment.”

    Katie also serves as a Title IX Deputy Coordinator and an Adjunct Faculty Member for the College Student Personnel Program. Outside the university, Katie has been involved with the ACPA (College Student Educators International) Coalition for Sexuality and Gender Identities (CSGI).
  • Email: kstygle@bgsu.edu
Adrienna Hutchins

Adrienna Hutchins (she/her/hers)

  • Position: Assistant Director for Belonging and Retention
    About: Adrienna Hutchins is the Assistant Director for Belonging and Retention in the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
  • Email: ahutchi@bgsu.edu
Connie Weaver

Connie Weaver (she/her/hers)

  • Position: Coordinator for Cultural Programs
    About: Connie Weaver provides leadership for cultural heritage programming, which is designed to enhance the social integration, persistence, retention, engagement and overall success of diverse students. Connie welcomes new students to campus during Student Orientation and Registration.
  • Email: conniew@bgsu.edu

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.

Ana Brown

Ana Brown (she/her/hers)

  • Position: Deputy Chief of Diversity, Belonging, and Multicultural Affairs
    About: Ana Brown serves as the Deputy Chief of Diversity, Belonging, and Multicultural Affairs. Previous positions at the institution include Director of Multicultural Affairs, Coordinator for Diversity and Retention Initiatives for the Office of Residence Life (ten years) and the Assistant Director for the Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy (ten years). Ana has completed the Social Justice Training Institute and Federal Mediation Facilitator Training, is a facilitator for Safe Zone, True Colors™, and the National Coalition Building Institute, and has presented numerous workshops on a wide variety of leadership, diversity, and inclusion topics throughout the Northwest Ohio region. She is a Northwest Ohio native; she received her B.A. in Music and B.S. in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University and her M.Ed. in Learning Design from BGSU.
  • Email: acbrown@bgsu.edu

Amanda Anastasia Paniagua (she/they)

  • Position: Assistant Director for Belonging and Engagement
    About: Amanda Anastasia Paniagua, M.Ed., supports belonging and engagement for diverse student populations, particularly around race/ethnicity and LGBTQ+ identities, by providing leadership for the resource centers and educational programs regarding issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    Amanda is a proud first-generation/low-income, Latinx college graduate from rural Northwest Ohio and brings these intersectional identities to both her scholarship, practice, and advocacy for those she works alongside. Amanda holds a B.A. (2012) and M.A. (2016) in Art History, a M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Personnel (2019) from Kent State University, a graduate certificate in Ethnic Studies (2023) from Bowling Green State University and is currently earning a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at BGSU.

    Amanda’s research interests focus on the history of higher education law, institutional policy and program delivery, equity, student of color development, and student of color activism in higher education spaces. Her dissertation project is using historical case study to examine the creation of the Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, its subsequent renaming after the late Dr. Ronald E. McNair, and the Program’s development over time.

    Prior to coming to BGSU, Amanda was the Director of Multicultural Student Affairs at the College of Wooster (2018-2020).
  • Email: apaniag@bgsu.edu

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.

Sophia Stockham

Aene Glover (she/her/hers)

  • Position: OMA Ambassador
    Major: Special Education
Kalin McCann

Payton Gorman (she/her/hers)

  • Position: OMA Ambassador
    Major: Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies
Jasmine Ross

CC Hampton (she/they)

  • Position: OMA Ambassador
    Major: Politics, Philosophy, Economics, and Law with a minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Maria Duffy

Bryce Howard (he/him/his)

  • Position: OMA Ambassador
    Major: Flight Technology and Operations

Lauren Frase (she/her/hers)

  • Position: OMA Ambassador
    Major: Communications with minors in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and French
Bryana Miller

Bry Miller (she/her/hers or they/them/theirs)

  • Position: Graduate Coordinator for Belonging and Engagement
    About: Bry is in her third year of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program with hopes to someday work with adolescents of diverse and underserved populations. A returning graduate assistant for the OMA, they are excited to co-supervise a wonderful new group of ambassadors, plan events, and educate on belonging and inclusion.

    Bry graduated from BGSU in 2020 with a B.A. in Psychology and a Bachelor of Musical Arts. During her time in undergrad, she was involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Finding Your Voice in Social Justice Learning Community. During this time, they also found passions for voters’ rights and social justice work, which lead them to become involved with local politics, election work, and activism. Bry is currently a member of Chi Sigma Iota and a Precinct Election Official for Seneca County.
  • Email: bryanar@bgsu.edu

Joshua Moore (he/him/his)

  • Position: Graduate Coordinator for Belonging and Retention
    About: Joshua is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in College Student Personnel. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's degree in Ethnic Studies (c/o '18). He was highly involved as an undergraduate student and largely supported the students around him, particularly his peer students of color. After graduating, he spent time working in youth development and community organizing around voter's rights/education, student academic success, and other social justice issues. In this role, he is very excited about connecting with and motivating students involved in the Multicultural Student Link and other programs as they prepare for their future endeavors.
  • Email: moorejl@bgsu.edu

Kayden Kelly (they/them/theirs)

  • Position: Graduate Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Programs
    About: 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.

Vinuthna Reddy (she/her/hers)

  • Position: Graduate Coordinator for Belonging and Engagement
    About: Vinuthna Reddy, a Computer Science Master's student at Bowling Green State University, defies norms as a Graduate Assistant for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. With a tech background, she's dedicated to fostering inclusivity and awareness. An international student herself, Vinuthna empathizes with the challenges of adaptation. As a treasurer for the India Student Association, she thrives on uniting diverse peers. Vinuthna's mission is clear: empower her Computer Science counterparts to drive change and embrace inclusivity. In her journey, she aspires to amplify voices and create a future where every individual is celebrated.

Updated: 12/18/2023 10:48AM