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TULSA, Okla. — Jasmine Willis-Wallace, Ed.D, has joined OU-Tulsa as the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Dr. Willis-Wallace has a background in diversity, equity and inclusion work in higher education administration and student affairs. She has presented and has done research on the topic of diversity and inclusion within higher education. She comes to OU most recently from Tulsa Public Schools where she served as a Program Operations Manager and has also served in student affairs positions and as an educator.

“I am very happy to welcome Dr. Willis-Wallace to the OU-Tulsa campus,” says Dr. John H. Schumann, OU-Tulsa president. “Diversity, equity and inclusion work is vitally important and influences every aspect of our campus environment. And having someone with her extensive experience in the role will be a real asset.”

“It is important that the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion for all run throughout every effort we make at the University of Oklahoma,” says Dr. Belinda Higgs-Hyppolite, OU vice president of diversity and inclusion. “And having champions for this important work on each campus is vital. We are very excited Dr. Willis-Wallace has decided to join this effort and further the DEI work in Tulsa.” 

Dr. Willis-Wallace holds a Doctor of Education with a focus on higher education administration and a Master of Science degree in college student development and counseling from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. 

OU-Tulsa offers a wide range of 30+ undergraduate, Master’s, and Doctorate level degrees, as well as graduate certificates. Programs include architecture, engineering, education, nursing, sonography, public health, occupational and physical therapy, human relations, library and information studies, organizational dynamics, public administration, social work, as well as medicine through the OU-TU School of Community Medicine. Since 1957, OU-Tulsa has provided higher education to NE Oklahoma and moved to the 60-acre Schusterman Campus in 1999.

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