Vice President for Diversity and InclusionMemorial Building, room 301509-527-4996
As vice president for diversity and inclusion, Thomas Witherspoon advises students, faculty and staff in order to facilitate a positive experience for every member of the Whitman community.
Sonja L. Aikens
WISE Program Coordinator, Intercultural Center Administrative AssistantReid Campus Center 216(509) 527-5596
Sonja (she/her/hers) provides administrative support to the Intercultural Center and coordinates the WISE (Whitman Institute for Scholastic Enrichment) program. WISE has the goal of bringing local middle school students to campus to introduce them to college life and to encourage them to make plans to attend college in the future. Sonja is also the staff adviser for Namasté, a student club for those interested in meditation, and is active in the Whitman College Prison Research Group.
Interfaith ChaplainReid Campus Center 230(509) 522-4449
Adam (he/him/his) joined the student affairs staff in September 2006. He received his BA in religion from Wabash College, and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University. In addition to addressing the spiritual needs of students, Adam works to facilitate religious life and promote religious diversity on campus. Adam is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) tradition.
Intercultural Center Program AdviserGlover Alston Center(509) 522-4410
Jen (she/her/hers) works as the Program Adviser for the Center. A local Walla Wallan and a graduate from Whitman in 2013, Jennifer joined Teach for America and taught in New Orleans. She then went on to teach English in Chile, and upon her return, she worked in the local public high school. Jennifer manages the Glover Alston Center, supports IC programs and events, provides club advising, and acts as a support for students. If you would like to make a reservation in the Glover Alston Center, you can email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LGBTQIA+ Resource CoordinatorGlover Alston Center, 2nd floor
Korin (they/them/theirs) received their Bachelor of Science in social science with concentrations in women, gender and sexuality studies and Indigenous Nations studies from Portland State University and their Master of Education in higher education administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Korin advises PRISM and leads programming for LGBTQIA+ students, staff and faculty. In their spare time, Korin enjoys reading, writing and volunteering at the local library.