Warner College Diversity and Inclusion

Warner College of Natural Resources is committed to exemplifying and embodying Colorado State University’s Principles of Community–inclusion, integrity, respect, service, and social justice – and working diligently toward inclusive excellence. The College’s Strategic Plan identifies five distinct goals, one of which is to, “Increase diversity across the College and foster an inclusive College culture.”

The vision, or desired future state, for this goal is: “Warner College has an inclusive culture that embraces diversity in the gender, sexual orientation, backgrounds, culture, ethnicity and experiences of students, faculty, and staff. The College is a national and international leader in training undergraduate and graduate students from underserved and underrepresented populations in natural resources.”

Warner College has joined units throughout the University in developing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan. The plan is set to be reviewed in January 2019 and updated in the summer of 2019. 

Warner College recognizes the importance of increasing and maintaining the diversity of its student body, faculty, and staff to achieve CSU’s land grant access mission and to support long-term, sustainable, success of natural resources fields. Creating an inclusive environment and striving for inclusive excellence will foster success for the College, its programs, and its members, both academically and professionally. These efforts support the basic right of all members of the College to feel included in the community. 

Warner College operates from the premise that creating inclusive environments facilitates organizational success in a number of ways and is a responsibility of every member of our community. Achieving these goals does not rest with one person, group, or office. To that end, the College also emphasizes an understanding that inclusion pertains to the success of each and every community member.  

Warner College joins the University in defining diversity in the broadest possible sense, inclusive of age, culture, different ideas and perspectives, disability, ethnicity, first generation status, familial status, gender identity and expression, geographic background, marital status, national origin, race, religious and spiritual beliefs (or lack thereof), national origin, race, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and veteran status. 
2014 College Strategic Plan
2018 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan

Warner College Diversity and Inclusion Commitee

The Warner College Diversity and Inclusion Committee was established in 2016. It consists of representatives from throughout the College’s community and serves to advise the Dean of the College on issues related to diversity and inclusion and assist with advancing the College’s goals in this arena. 

Committee Members:

Co-Chair: Liba Pejchar, Associate Professor, Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Department

Co-Chair: Tiara Marshall, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department

Erica Fleishman, Director, Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

Megan Matonis, Experiential Learning Coordinator, Colorado State Forest Service

Kaye Holman, Academic Success Coordinator, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Department

Marina Rodriguez, Master’s Student, Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Department

Kevin Jablonski, Doctoral Student and College Representative on Graduate Student Council, Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department

Courtney Peterson, Research Associate, Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department

Miranda Redmond, Assistant Professor, Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department

Marley Smith, Undergraduate Student, Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department

Jill Putman, College Coordinator for Student Success, Geosciences Department

Derek Shutt, Associate Professor, Geosciences Department

Brett Bruyere, Associate Professor, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department

Gillian Bowser, Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Lab

Tosha Jupiter, Warner College Outreach and Engagement Manager