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

Council Members


Name & EmailPhone
Dmitri Gaston, Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion Education
Administration and Planning
Laura Stehura, Chair/Chief Diversity Officer
A&P HR Services
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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September 30, 2019

It was a heart-wrenching experience that makes Dale Harris cringe to this day. The Senior Project Manager for Facilities Operations and Development moved to Alabama from Trinidad and Tobago in 1991. It was there where he came face-to-face with racism.

He worked in a restaurant and one day, one...

September 30, 2019

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than seeing a loved one battle a life-threatening disease. Kathleen Hall’s father had a stroke a couple of years ago. Now this A&P employee strives to make living a healthy lifestyle more of a priority.

“It’s become more important to me to be aware of...

September 20, 2019

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), the School of Music and Organization of Hispanic/Latino Faculty and Staff proudly present a series of musical experiences that highlight the culture of Latin America. More .