Who could have thought of a better way to begin working for the Office of Equity & Inclusion than kicking it off with the annual Peace Breakfast celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! My name is Catherine Porter, and I am the new Communications Graduate Assistant. Life works in fantastically wonderful ways sometimes.
For me, I had just finished my coursework and Oral exams in my doctoral program focusing on Higher Education Administration in the Community College Leadership Program here at OSU, and was in desperate need of a Graduate Assistant position. Not only did one become available, but gratefully it was one that aligned perfectly with my interests, beliefs, and skill set. I am very happy to be part joining this effort.
The position itself was newly created to get the word out about the amazing contributions people in our diverse community are making. This means telling peoples stories, helping build deeper community, and announcing events that celebrate equity and inclusion. If you happen to notice things that would make great stories or need to be announced, please let me know! I may be reached at Catherine.Porter@OregonState.edu, or (541) 737-4381. I would love to hear your ideas!
As we progress, expect to see a lot more activity in all forms of media around campus and in the greater community. This includes our blog, FaceBook Page, Twitter, Life@OSU, the Barometer, and so on. If you haven’t already done so, become friends with us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ ),, Twitter us ( http://twitter.com/OSUEquity ), or join the blog ( http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/equity ). There will be a lot going on there that you won’t want to miss!