• Thomas Witherspoon

    Thomas Witherspoon

    Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

    Memorial Building, room 301

    Thomas (he/him/his) has over 15 years of experience as a higher education professional. Having served as a leader of diversity and inclusion at several selective institutions, Thomas prides himself on being a first-generation college graduate. At Whitman Thomas responsibilities include providing leadership in advancing and ensuring an inclusive learning community, serving as a member of the president's cabinet and advising and counseling students, faculty, and staff to facilitate a positive experience for every member of the Whitman community. Thomas holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Denison University, a Masters of Art in Education from Northeastern Illinois University and a Doctorate of Education from New England College.

  • Monica Chapman

    Monica Chapman

    Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

    Memorial Building President's Office

    Monica (She/her/hers) is the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Montana State University in Animal Science. Following her college graduation Monica took a year to travel abroad with the International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) Program, visiting New Zealand, United Kingdom, Greece, Thailand and Laos. She moved to Walla Walla in the summer of 2019 and is enjoying getting to know everything the Walla Walla Valley has to offer. Away from the office Monica enjoys, camping, snow sports, knitting, spending time on the farm and playing fetch with her dogs.

  • Adam Kirtley

    Adam Kirtley

    Interfaith Chaplain

    Reid Campus Center 230

    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.

  • Grzegorz (Greg) Lecki

    Grzegorz (Greg) Lecki

    Associate Director of the Intercultural Center - International Student Support Services

    Glover Alston Center, 2nd floor

    Grzegorz or Greg, (he/him/his) received his MSC in Poland majoring in horticulture, as the first in his family to receive a college degree. He started his international career at The Ohio State University in 2003 within the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. He was heavily involved in international student exchanges, agricultural internships, visas, recruitment, domestic and international programming. He established exchange programs and visited colleges in dozens of countries all over the world.

    Greg joined Whitman College in December 2019 because of Whitman’s academic reputation, attractive location and growing international student population.

    Greg loves being outside, whether it is gardening, camping or kayaking. He also enjoys cooking, especially baking various types of breads.

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  • Laura Sanchez

    Laura Sanchez

    Director of the Intercultural Center

    Reid Campus Center 217

    Laura (she/her/hers) is originally from the PNW, raised in a small rural town in Washington State. She has served in various roles both in the non-profit and higher education sectors, which includes working with k-12 students, college students, and families from traditionally underrepresented/underserved populations. At Whitman, Laura's responsibilities include ensuring a community of belonging and providing positive developmental experiences for students who identify as multicultural, international, LGBTQIA+, or other marginalized identities. As the first in her family to graduate college, Laura holds BA degrees in Sociology and Communications from Central Washington University and a MS in Communications from Eastern Washington University.