Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement

Deconstructing Race: A Series On WYSO

Kimberly Barrett

Deconstructing Race is a series of commentaries about racial identity by Miami Valley residents. It’s co-curated by Kimberly Barrett, vice president of multicultural affairs and community engagement at Wright State University. The series features 10 people of varying ages and racial … Continue reading

Wright State, City of Dayton collaborate on effort to support emerging women leaders

Nan Whaley, Kelli Zaytoun and Kimberly Barrett

The Women’s Leadership Collaborative of Greater Dayton seeks to increase the number of women in the region who hold leadership roles in government, education and business. Continue reading

Crocheting for a cause


Cindy Vanzant knitting

A group of Wright State staff has gone through miles of yarn to create more than 400 items for those in need. Continue reading

Wright State staff member honored by largest diversity in higher education magazine

Joyce Smith headshot

Joyce Smith, administrative support coordinator for equity and inclusion, received the Diversity Visionary Award from Insight into Diversity magazine. Continue reading

Documentary dynamite

Wright State’s Mai Nguyen helps chronicle plight of Vietnamese Americans in “Between Two Worlds”
Mai Nguyen in her office

Mai Nguyen, director of the Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center, is one of the local Vietnamese Americans featured in “Between Two Worlds,” a documentary produced by ThinkTV. Continue reading

Women’s Center sponsors student artist and activist

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Student Charmaine Renee, an art major, is using art to express her concern about sexual violence and to help victims tell their stories. Continue reading

Women’s History Month residency to feature trans activist and biologist

Julia Serano

Julia Serano, a transgender activist, biologist and spoken-word performer, will visit Wright State March 24-26 as the Women’s History Month Scholar-in-Residence. Continue reading

Kimberly Barrett: ‘Remembering Selma, Honoring Black History Year-Round’

Kimberly Barrett

In a guest commentary on WYSO Public Radio, Kimberly Barrett, vice president for multicultural affairs and community engagement at Wright State, discusses Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Listen as Barrett explains why “this … Continue reading