Inclusion, Diversity and Equity - Mizzou Engineering

Our Mission

We promote an inclusive environment for all students fostering a learning and working environment where all people are valued for bringing different perspectives that serve to address issues facing our world.

IDE Fellows

IDE Faculty Fellows have been appointed to serve as a resource and to support efforts around inclusion, diversity and equity.

Portrat of Kristofferson Culmer

Kristofferson Culmer, Assistant Professional Practice Professor, serving Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technology

Portrait of Vellore Gopalaratnam

Vellore Gopalaratnam, Professor, serving Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Portrait: Kathleen Trauth

Kathleen Trauth, Associate Professor, serving Civil and Environmental Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering

Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity Alumni Advisory Council

Mizzou Engineering has formed a new Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Alumni Advisory Council to advise faculty and staff within the college on programmatic IDE initiatives. The group will serve as a resource for retreats, gatherings and open forums to support IDE initiatives. Council members include:

  • Dr. Ward Chambers (EE ’67)
  • Kevin Johnson (BS ME ’90)
  • Craig Lalumandier (BS EE, BS CE ’89)
  • Dr. Sharon Langenbeck (BS MAE ’74, MS MAE ’76, PhD MAE ’79)
  • Andre Logan (BS IE ’01)
  • Michael E. Melton (BS EE ’81, JD ’84)
  • Adriana S. Ocampo (BS IE ’96)
  • Dr. Sheri Smithey (PhD AgE ’93)
  • Evelyn Watson (EE ’04)
  • Michael Watson (CS/IT ’06)

Inclusivity Center

The Inclusivity Center, located in W1026 Lafferre Hall, provides resources and support for students of all backgrounds and educational needs.

The Inclusivity Center is open and staffed five days a week.

Student Chapters & Organization Partnerships

The College of Engineering has more than 50 student organizations. Mizzou’s Office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives actively supports and helps these organizations succeed. A few examples include:

  • National Society of Black Engineers
    • Mizzou NSBE Chapter
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
    • Mizzou SHPE Chapter
  • Society of Women Engineers
    • Mizzou SWE Chapter
  • Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Alpha Omega Epsilon
  • All Engineering Student Teams and Organizations

Our office is advised by the Student Advisory Council and the Graduate Student Advisory Council.

MU Wellness Resources
Inclusivity Center Staffed Hours

(W1026 Lafferre Hall)

  • Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.