Diversity and Inclusion

A&P Diversity and Inclusion


Administration and Planning strives to keep diversity and inclusion at the forefront of our leadership agenda and work collaboratively to develop programs, policies, practices, and initiatives that reflect our commitment to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive work environment.


We value, celebrate, and leverage our differences to inspire an environment of innovation and creative problem solving to meet the needs of our students, faculty, staff, patients, customers, visitors, communities, and other stakeholders.


Workforce Diversity - Build a diverse, qualified, and high-performing workforce that is reflective of our university community, by drawing from all segments of society.

Workplace Inclusion - Cultivate a flexible, collaborative, and inclusive work environment that leverages diversity and enables all individuals to contribute to their full potential.

Sustainability - Develop an infrastructure, programs, policies, and strategies to equip leaders with the ability to manage and leverage diversity, be accountable, measure results, refine approaches, and institutionalize a culture of inclusion

DICE - Diversity, Intercultural, and Community Engagement

Roll the DICE with A&P – gain valuable leadership and diversity skills. A&P staff can earn an annual certificate by completing five DICE-approved activities in the categories of education, service and reflection. Track activities in BuckeyeLearn and complete a reflection survey to qualify.

We can help you grow personally and professionally while embracing Ohio State’s culture in as little as 30 minutes per month throughout the course of a year.


  • Learn More - Learn more about the DICE program, focusing on diversity, social justice, service, and leadership.  Read about the benefits and track your activities across three categories: education, service and engagement, and reflection.
  • Get Started - In BuckeyeLearn, track your five activities, do a reflection survey, and request your certificate.
  • DICE Events - Take part in a wide variety of DICE events available on the Student Life Multicultural Calendar.

Questions? Please email A&P HR's Katina Landgraff.



Council Members


Name & EmailPhone
Laura Stehura, Chair/Chief Diversity Officer
A&P HR Services
Eric CifernoStatistical Information Specialist
Phillipa DavisAdministrative Associate
Kent Halloran, Safety Engineer
FOD Environmental Health & Safety
James Jackson, Public Relations and Mktg Manager
A&P Communications
Najette KanounFacilities Engineer
FOD Facilities Support
Kevin KoestersSr Project Manager
FOD Medical District
Mike LylesManager-Facilities Management
FOD Academic District
Aaron Moore, Program Coordinator
A&P Senior VP Admin
Luther Nolan, Groundskeeper
FOD Landscape Services
Casey ParisRadio Traffic Coordinator
WOSU Public Media
Johnna SellsDispatcher Superintendent
Marie TullidgeReal Estate Coordinator


Ohio State D&I News

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February 22, 2019

Feb 25 - 8 p.m. - Weigel Hall

Recital featuring acclaimed Israeli pianist Or Yissachar. Also, a master class on Feb 24, 7 p.m. The events will highlight music by contemporary Israeli composers, including Jan Radzynski. Events are free. Sponsored by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies and the...

January 24, 2019

Last year, on the anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the world came to know the extraordinary testimony of Olivia J. Hooker, the last surviving witness of the incident and the first black woman to actively serve in the U.S. Coast Guard. She was a Buckeye, we learned, a 1937...

January 14, 2019

Jan 24 - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Longaberger Alumni House

Lunch & learn event with Psychiatric Counselor Jodie Leister, who will lead an Emotional Intelligence skill-building session. We all know people that just seem to have everything figured out. They are calm and collected, able to set...