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Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Meet The Staff


  1. Tiffany Speaks, Senior Director, Center for Diversity & Inclusion

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    Tiffany Speaks joined American University in June 2007 and was promoted to Senior Director of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion in 2012. Known as "CDI" this new university department received a 2013 Innovation Award, recognizing “exceptional achie… More

    Send email to Tiffany Speaks

    (202) 885-3651

  2. Sara Bendoraitis, Director, Programming, Outreach & Advocacy

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    Sara started at American University in 2007 as the Director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Resource Center and in 2011, became the Director of Programming, Outreach, and Advocacy for the Center for Diversity & Inclusion. As Dir… More

    Send email to Sara Bendoraitis

    (202) 885-3372

  3. Matthew Bruno, Assistant Director, Education & Training

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    Bruno is a double graduate of George Mason University (B.A.I.N. in Community Studies in 2005 and a M.A.I.S. in Higher Education in 2009). Currently Bruno works at American University, where they serve as the Assistant Director of Education & Training… More

    Send email to Matthew Bruno

    (202) 885-3346

  4. Shannon Smith, Assistant Director, Student Success & Transition

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    Shannon joined the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the spring of 2017 as the Assistant Director, Student Success and Transition after working as an Academic Counselor in CAS Academic Advising. He is responsible for formulating and implementing … More

    Send email to Shannon Smith

    (202) 885-3650

  5. Michelle Strange, Coordinator, Dialogue & Diversity Programs

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    Michelle manages various dialogue programs, including the Intergroup Dialogue program; which offers dialogue groups on topics around race, gender, sexuality, and more. Additionally, she provides one on one advising to students regarding their academi… More

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  6. Camille Clark, Coord, Multicultural & First Generation College Outreach

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    Camille Clark serves as the Coordinator of First-Generation and Multicultural Programs. In her position, she oversees first-generation and multicultural outreach and education initiatives. She also works with the other center staff on center-wide pr… More

    Send email to Camille Clark

    (202) 885-3959

  7. Kameron Winters, Coordinator, LGBTQ & Diversity Programs

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    Kameron (he/him/his) is moving across the quad to join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion after working as an Academic Counselor in the School of Public Affairs. As the Coordinator of LGBTQ & Diversity Programs, he oversees general LGBTQ outreach… More

    Send email to Kameron Winters

    (202) 885-3652