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Staff

  • David M. Fryson, Esq.

    Vice President

    (304) 293-5600

    David M. Fryson is a Vice President for West Virginia University and heads the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

  • Samuel T. Lopez

    Assistant Vice President for Diversity Initiatives

    (304) 293-5600

    Dr. Samuel Lopez is the Assistant Vice President for Diversity Initiatives for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at West Virginia University. As the Assistant Vice President, Dr. Lopez will lead the Division’s efforts to create, coordinate, administer and evaluate programming that is inclusive and supportive in order to achieve a sustainable environment that will attract and retain diverse and underserved faculty, staff and students.

  • Sharon Mallow

    Event Coordinator

    (304) 293-5600

    Sharon has been employed with the Diversity Office for several years. She is a seasoned event planner and has organized WVU’s Diversity.

  • Edward A. Cole, Jr.

    Special Events Coordinator Senior

    (304) 293-5600

    Advances the strategic goals of Diversity Initiatives.

  • James Goins, Jr

    Director of Equity Assurance/ Title IX Coordinator

    (304) 293-5600

    James Goins currently serves as the Director of Equity Assurance and the Title IX Coordinator in the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

  • Jacqueline L. Sikora

    Senior Investigator

    (304) 293-5600

    Jacqueline is a Senior Investigator with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Jacqueline conducts investigations in response to complaints made to the Office of Equity Assurance. Jacqueline also provides information, consultation, counseling and training to WVU students and employees in the areas of illegal discrimination and harassment.

  • Cindy Scott

    Senior Investigator

    (304)-293-5600

    Cindy is a Senior Investigator with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She conducts investigations in response to complaints made to the Office of Equity Assurance. Cindy also provides information, consultation, and training to WVU students and employees in the areas of illegal discrimination and harassment.

  • Courtney D. McHenry

    Investigator/ Program Coordinator

    (304) 293-5600

    Courtney conducts investigations in response to complaints made to the Office of Equity Assurance. He also provides information, consultation, counseling and training to WVU students and employees in the areas of illegal discrimination and harassment.

  • Ellen Rodrigues

    Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Specialist

    (304) 293-5600

    Ellen provides support for Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity and Diversity initiatives.

  • Jill Hess

    ADA Coordinator

    (304) 293-5600

    Jill serves as the ADA Coordinator, and provides services and accommodations to employees with disabilities on all WVU campuses.

  • Mariana Matthews

    Title IX Education Specialist

    (304) 293-5600

    Mariana assists in providing Title IX training to students, faculty and staff, coordinating the WVU Peer Advocate Program, and organizing the University’s “It’s On Us” campaign. Mariana also serves as a private resource to students, faculty or staff who have been involved in Title IX related incidents.

  • Samuel A. Wilmoth

    Title IX Education Specialist

    (304) 293-9493

    Sam assists in providing Title IX training to students, faculty and staff, coordinating the WVU Peer Advocate Program, and organizing the University’s “It’s On Us” campaign. Mariana also serves as a private resource to students, faculty or staff who have been involved in Title IX related incidents.

  • Amy Parker

    Case Manager

    (304)-293-1464

    Amy is the case manager and coordinator for all complaints made to the Office of Equity Assurance. She assists investigators and works to ensure compliance with federal guidelines and WVU regulations.

  • Robert Lyons

    Director of the Office of Innovative Inclusion and Outreach

    (304) 293-5600

    Advances the strategic goals of the Office of Innovative Inclusion and Outreach with the Division of Diversity