Diversity is a source of strength and innovation for research, community, and society. The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) seeks to encourage diversity, support inclusivity among faculty, staff, and students, and provide opportunities and assistance to underrepresented groups.
Hired in 2021, Luz María Gordillo is the first Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence. She is eager to meet CAHNRS students and team members, including WSU Extension personnel, from underrepresented groups to learn about their experiences and needs, and support a welcoming college culture for all.
Inaugurating CAHNRS’ new leadership role in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), Luz María Gordillo has led a remarkably varied career. Originally from Mexico City, she is a first-generation college graduate who holds a doctorate in history from the University of Michigan. Since 2005, she has researched and taught at WSU Vancouver, where she leads courses in 20th century United States history, history of sexuality and medicine, immigration and transnational studies, and women’s studies.