Yolany Gonell is the university's director of diversity & inclusion. In this position she has direct oversight of the Cross-Cultural Center, Stetson C.A.R.E.S (Committed to Achievement & Retention in Education) First Generation Program, Safe Zone and the Multicultural Student Council. Yolany has eight years of experience in higher education, providing services and support that emphasize student-centered learning and diversity education, developing partnerships with multiple community agencies, and has been instrumental in the coordination of multiple large-scale events around social justice and intersections of identities. Yolany holds a masters degree in social work from the University at Buffalo in New York and is committed to social justice and empowering youth.
Assistant Director for Interfaith Initiatives
Lindsey Graves is the university's new assistant director for Interfaith Initiatives. She is primarily responsible for creating and implementing an integrated vision for a comprehensive interfaith program at Stetson University to include guidance and support for the university's religiously affiliated student organizations. Lindsey has four years of experience working with youth, facilitating discussions on issues of faith, social responsibility, world religions and religious inclusion; developing partnerships with multiple community agencies, and has been instrumental in the coordination of multiple large-scale interfaith events such as the Seminarians Interfaith Retreat, Table Talk and Interfaith Dialogues. Lindsey holds a master of theological studies degree from Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Tex., and a B.A. in religious studies from The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.
AmeriCorps Norte Dame Peer Mentor Coordinator
Charlene Williams is the AmeriCorps Norte Dame peer mentor coordinator for the Cross-Cultural Center and Intercultural Initiatives. Charlene has 12 years of experience in mentoring, recruitment, management, marketing, media and analysis. Prior to her arrival at Stetson University, she was a mental health counseling graduate student at Stetson University. Charlene holds a bachelor of fine arts in speech organizational communication from Valdosta State University, and a master of science in leadership and management from Troy State University. Charlene is committed to serving Stetson University's students as well as the DeLand community.
Ambreshia Landrum is majoring in social sciences and has a double minor in Africana studies and history. Along with her extensive academic work, she is very involved in campus life and student organizations, serving as the president of the Black Student Association and as a first generation peer mentor.
Ashley Baksh is a family business major and is a member of the Caribbean Student Organization.
Bria is a member of ROTC. As a student worker, she is responsible for reaching out to the university's multicultural student organizations and for serving as a liaison between the student groups and the Multicultural Student Council. She helps with program coordination, announcements and assessment.
Keshia Blair is majoring in humanities with a double minor in Africana studies and religious studies. In her free time she is the Multicultural Student Council representative for the Black Student Organization and is also the marketing executive for the Black Student Organization.
Melissa Doreus, majoring in humanities, is the chair of the Multicultural Student Council. She is also a health and wellness intern and a tobacco peer educator. In her free time she enjoys reading, watching movies and loving her puppy.
Caden Krawchuk is a first-year student. He is an active member of Kaleidoscope and is also busy with his academic life on campus. Caden is a sport management major with a political science minor.
Cina Elien is a sophomore. She is a psychology major and has a double minor in sociology and education. She is the secretary of the Black Student Association, a 2013-2014 residential assistant (R.A.) and is a participant in the club volleyball team on campus.