Terri Johnson, Assistant Dean for Student Multicultural Affairs
Terri began her position in July, 2011 as the Assistant Dean for Student Multicultural Affairs at Southwestern University. Terri is originally from Louisiana but has also lived in Tennessee, Indiana and Michigan. Terri has worked for many years in higher education with a special emphasis on underrepresented populations. Terri is very passionate about issues of education, equity, activism and social justice in helping others to succeed. Terri is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She also has received a diversity training certificate from the National Multicultural Institute for the Training of Trainers III: Advanced Facilitation Skills for Diversity Trainers in Washington, DC. She has worked in both private and public universities including a past position as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Terri enjoys writing poetry, traveling, volunteering, taking nature walks, taking classes, reading and researching her family history. Terri is excited about working with the students, staff and faculty at Southwestern University. Terri feels that the Cross Cultural Center will create a positive environment for learning, studying, networking and hosting various events. Terri is the author of two books of poetry - “Never A Journey Alone: Even A Strong Woman Cries” (May, 2012) and “Jumping In The Sunshine - Laughter is a Gift”(February, 2013). Terri was also named the 2012 - 2013 - Advisor of the Year for her work with the Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice at the Student Leadership Awards sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa.
Terri can be contacted at (512)-863-1342 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Carley Arnold, Student Director
Major: Feminist Studies
Hometown: Victoria, Texas
Organizations & Offices:
- Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) Co-Director (2011 - 2012)
- Pan-Asian Association - Secretary (2012); Current Member
- SU Allies - Interim Events Chair (2012); Current Member
- Diversity Enrichment Committee Member, DEC Sub-committee Co-Chair
My hobbies include gardening, special FX makeup design, playing with my dog, and cooking//traveling with my girlfriend. Outside of my work with the ODE, I also host a workshop I have created titled Queering Sex Education, which is a super-fun way to talk more meaningfully about sex, sexuality, etc. I really think working as a Sex Educator for middle and high school students is an invaluable contribution for which I definitely have the skills to make to Texan society…so I continue my quest of looking for somewhere in Texas where I can start such work!
Auburney Jackson, Student Director
Minor: Political Science and Race & Ethnic Studies Double Minor
Hometown: Fort Hood, Texas
Organizations and Offices:
Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) Co-Director (2011 -2013)
E.B.O.N.Y Member - Vice President of Finances (2011 - 2012); Senior Advisor (2013-2014)
Pan Asian Association - Member
Diversity Enrichment Committee Member; Race & Ethnic Studies Minor Student Chair
Dedication: As a Bishop T. Dixon and Gates Millennium Scholar, I am very dedicated to any endeavor that I take on. In being so, I am thankful to spend my time in the liberal arts environment of Southwestern University. I am excited to be involved with the Coalition of Diversity and Social Justice as well as the Office of Diversity Education because it gives me the opportunity to further honor the spirit of liberal arts by encouraging cultural engagement. I look forward to helping out in any way possible whether it is scholastically or socially, so if you see me around on campus, do not hesitate to say hello!