The College of Education Diversity Committee Welcomes Two New Members

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11:30am

The Diversity Committee serves in an advisory capacity, providing support and consultation to the College of Education (COE) and its academic programs regarding programs, policies, and practices that address and celebrate diversity in all of its forms and promote social justice, inclusion, and equity.

New Student Member:

Marsha Akoto is a community based counselor and a 2nd year Ph.D. counseling psychology student. Her primary research and clinical interests are in mental health disparities in immigrant and BIPOC communities and the intersectionality of social justice and mental health. She has years of experience in diversity, inclusion, and equity where she created and executed strategies as a mental health counselor, researcher, and DI&E advocate for culturally-humble interventions and programming in the community. She pioneered DI&E efforts and initiatives in mental health settings, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. She is passionate about deconstructing the mechanisms that perpetuate systemic oppression and racism. She finds enjoyment in educating, supporting, and empowering folks!

New Staff Member:

Lori Gallagher Anderson started at the College in July 2020. As the program coordinator for both the counseling and school psychology programs she loves working with her team of faculty and staff. Specifically, her passion is helping students! Lori enjoys developing relationships with the students and knowing that they can depend on her is very important. She looks forward to working with the Diversity Committee and continuing to follow her passion in helping others succeed, feel welcome and comfortable. Lori truly believes in treating others the way you would want to be treated.

More information about the Diversity Committee can be found at