OU-Tulsa Welcomes New DEI Director
Jasmine Willis-Wallace, Ed.D., has joined OU-Tulsa in the role of director of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Dr. Willis-Wallace joins OU from Tulsa Public Schools, where she served as a program operations manager. She has experience in diversity, equity and inclusion work in higher education administration and student affairs, and has completed and presented extensive research on the topic. Throughout her career, she has also served in various student affairs positions and as an educator.
“I am very happy to welcome Dr. Willis-Wallace to the OU-Tulsa campus,” said OU-Tulsa President Dr. John H. Schumann. “Diversity, equity and inclusion work is vitally important and influences every aspect of our campus environment. Having someone in this role on the Tulsa campus with her extensive experience will be a real asset.”
“It is important that the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion for all run throughout every effort we make at the University of Oklahoma,” said Dr. Belinda Higgs Hyppolite, OU vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer. “Having champions for this important work on each campus is vital. We are very excited Dr. Willis-Wallace has decided to join this effort and further the DEI work in Tulsa.”
Dr. Willis-Wallace earned a doctorate of education with a focus on higher education administration and a master of science in college student development and counseling from Northeastern University in Boston. She earned her bachelor of science in business administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
By Bonnie Rucker
Article Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2020