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Location: Blum Union 207

Phone: (816) 271-4150
Fax: (816) 271-4538

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


To ensure that diversity, in all its forms, is respected and valued by fostering an atmosphere of inclusion

Diversity Statement
As a student-centered learning community Missouri Western is dedicated to inclusion and the promotion of diversity as essential to our mission as a public university. This commitment contributes to transforming lives and demonstrates our values of freedom, respect and courage.


  • We are here to serve our campus and community by reviewing policies & procedures for inclusive language and practices
  • We seek to attract and retain diverse Missouri Western Employees
  • We promote cross communication within the University to enhance our committee
  • We are committed to quality campus and community wide diversity & inclusion initiatives
  • We are committed to student success & college completion
  • We are enthusiastic about diversity & helping others understand the importance of diversity

Affinity Groups Project

The work of Diversity Committee at Missouri Western State University (MWSU) promotes the recruitment, retention and affirmation of a diverse community of employees and students. The Affinity Groups Project is one part of the work of the Committee.

The creation of Affinity Groups was one of the recommendations that the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force presented in its final report, which was approved by the President’s Cabinet. The Committee took on the task of creating and running Affinity Groups for MWSU employees.

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Meet the Committee

Hannah Piechowski, Interim Chair
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and
Dean of Students

Fumi Cheever
Assistant Director of International Center

Sara Freemyer
Director of Human Resources

Dr. Jennifer Jackson
Assistant Professor in Communications

Emily Ludwig
Director of Recreational Services

Justin McMillan
Student Development Director

Mickey Pulliam

Megan Raney
Career Development Director

 Melissa Stallbaumer
Assistant Director of Admissions for New Student Success

Jen Trotter
Head Women’s Softball Coach

Jill Voltmer
Chief of Police