Office of Equity and Inclusion Staff
- Antonio Farias
- Vice President for Equity & Inclusion Title IX Officer860-685-3927afarias_at_wesleyan.edu
- Trisha Stephenson Gordon
Affirmative Action Specialist/Administrative Manager
- Renee Johnson-Thornton
Dean for Equity and Inclusion
- Debbie Colucci
Equity Compliance Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Debbie has been developing and implementing workshops and courses for campuses, schools, and workplaces in the areas of diversity & respect, team-building, communication, supervision, mediation, conflict resolution, employee success, and student success for many years.
With a B.A. in Art and Psychology from Bowling Green State University and an M.S. in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University, she brought her skills and experiences to Wesleyan University when she joined the Equity and Inclusion staff in the summer of 2014 as the Equity Compliance Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator. In this role she is responsible for working with the E&I team to ensure that Wesleyan University policies and practices comply with Title IX, Title VII; Title IV, VI, Section 504 and other Equal Opportunity laws at both the State and Federal levels. Her main areas of focus include the investigation processes related to compliance, campus-wide education and training, and policy/procedure development.
Additionally, Debbie serves as an adjunct instructor and has been a facilitator for the Anti-Defamation League’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute for over fifteen years, including eight years as a full-time multicultural-educator in the position of Assistant Project Director.
Prior to joining the ADL, she spent many years in Student Affairs and Residential Life at campuses in NY, IL, FL and CT.
- Beverly Hunter-Daniel
Director, Wesleyan Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math Science
and Pre-collegiate Programs