Access & Diversity
The Office of Access and Diversity increases higher education, access, persistence, and graduation rates for underrepresented students.
The Office of Access and Diversity will transform lives
through the power of higher education.
- Community: Building an inclusive and affirming university community where everyone is valued and respected and connecting university resources with the larger community for positive change.
- Shared Accountability: Setting high standards of ownership and performance by holding our team accountable for the quality of our work through integrity and a high level of trust.
- Self-Actualization: Realizing and fulfilling each individual’s vision of educational and personal success through empowerment allowing them to make a difference in their lives and in their communities.
- Social Justice: Raising awareness through advocacy, empowerment, and strategies that support equity, diversity, and inclusion on behalf of the communities we serve by promoting honor, equity, and mutual respect.
PATRICIA ANHINGA BENALLY
My name is Patricia Anhinga Benally. I am Near the Water clan, born for the Folded Arms People, my maternal grandfather is the Salt clan, and my paternal grandfather is the Red House clan. Therefore, this embodies me as Navajo Woman. I am a senior at Weber State University in the Elementary Teacher Education program and minoring with an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement. I am from Rock Point, Arizona currently residing in here in Northern Utah.
Currently, I hold the role as the Cultural Affairs specialist in the WSU American Indian Council, I co-host the AIC Indigenous Voices Radio Show every Monday from 1-2 pm, previously I held leadership roles as the AIC President and as the WSU American Indian Senator.
Christian has displayed exemplary leadership qualities as President of the Asian Student Involvement Association (ASIA) and the Asian student’s senator. He has gone over and beyond his responsibilities within these leadership roles by making connections with other Asian student clubs/organizations within Weber State University and other peer institutions like the Asian American Student Association (AASA) at the University of Utah in order to better support and advocate for his fellow Asian student constituency here at Weber State University. He's been actively engaged with the Center for Multicultural Excellence and continues to be a great resource and example to his fellow peers.
My name is Brian Alfaro, I am a manufacturing engineering student with an emphasis on plastics and composite materials. I am the president of the Hispanic Area Council (HAC). I always advocate for learning and talent development whether it is through school or other means, education is always important. Here at HAC, we help our Hispanic and Latin Community by offering support and resources to be successful here at Weber State.
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