Vice President for Diversity Equity, & Inclusion
Kelli has over 30 years of experience in the Diversity and Intercultural Fields. Kelli specializes in global diversity, equity and inclusion, healing racism, cross-cultural competence, conflict resolution/mediation, storytelling, and inclusive leadership. Kelli is co-author of the “Cultural Detective: African American”, a contributing author for Sage Publications of “Prejudice, Bias, and Discrimination”, and a certified professional mediator and a qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).
She holds a B.A. in Communication and an M.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies. She is also an accomplished actor and director and founded the World Stage Theatre Company where she serves as the Artistic Director. Kelli is active in the DEI space globally and domestically.
Having a passion for equity, social justice, and diversity, Amanda received a bachelor’s degree in conflict studies with a focus on race, ethnicity and cultural conflict, and gender conflict from DePauw University. She then continued her journey in higher education at TU by earning an MA in history with a concentration on the intersections of race, women, and gender.
During her time as a graduate student working in the Office of Diversity and Engagement, Amanda became fluent in diversity-related policies and best practices by assisting in the development of the university’s Diversity Action Plan. After graduation, Amanda became the diversity and engagement fellow and later the director of multicultural affairs. Since then, Amanda has continued working at the university in an effort to revitalize and implement diversity initiatives that reflect our ever-changing environment.