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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April 17, 2019

With Ohio State since 2011, I began in Planning and Real Estate as a professional urban planner, helping the public and stakeholders to develop and implement urban land use plans. I hold a masters in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University College of Design.

Now as the...

April 16, 2019

I work in Planning, Architecture and Real Estate (PARE), where we provide services for university planning, design, and real estate. As a real estate project coordinator, I focus on property leases, market analysis, and acquisitions.

Diversity and inclusion are important to me because, when people believe that they are...

April 15, 2019

In Facilities Operations and Development, I serve as senior project manager for construction projects at the Wexner Medical Center. This spans conception through design, construction, and project closeout, utilizing a wide variety of delivery methods and working closely with professionals and contractors, our university customers, facilities and IT groups, and...