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  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    202-885-3651
    Fax: 202-885-1168
    cdi@american.edu
    Mary Graydon Center, Room 201 and 202

    Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm

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Meet The Staff

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Tiffany Speaks

Tiffany Speaks

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Senior Director, Center for Diversity & Inclusion

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]

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Sara Bendoraitis

Sara Bendoraitis

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Director, Programming, Outreach & Advocacy

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]

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Marlena McKnight

Marlena McKnight

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Assistant Director, Student Success & Retention

Dr. Marlena [Reese] McKnight serves as Assistant Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, Dr. McKnight is responsible for the research, data analysis and coordination of programs, services and proactive initiatives to positiv... [More]

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Matthew Bruno

Matthew Bruno

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Coordinator, LGBTQ Programming

Matt started at American University in April 2009 as the Program Coordinator of the GLBTA Resource Center and later transitioned into their current role as Coordinator of LGBTQ Programming in the Center for Diversity & Inclusion. Before American Un... [More]

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Caroline DeLeon

Caroline DeLeon

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Coordinator, Multicultural & First Generation Programming

Caroline DeLeon joined AU in fall 2011 and has enjoyed every second of working with AU's multicultural community as well as first-generation college student trailblazers. Under her portfolio, Caroline manages educational programming, outreach and adv... [More]

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Kerry Diekmann

Kerry Diekmann

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Coordinator, Women's & Gender Programming

Kerry Diekmann joined the Center for Diversity & Inclusion in October 2012. Working from a feminist and social justice lens, Kerry coordinates programming that focuses on a variety of topics around gender, women’s equality, and men and masculinity. I... [More]

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Tracey Livingston

Tracey Livingston

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Program Coordinator

Tracey joined the Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) in September 2012 and previously worked in AU's History Department from 2011-2012. In CDI, Tracey manages the Intergroup Dialogue program and administers dialogue programming across the univers... [More]

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