Office of the President

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Welcome to our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page. Here you will find a list of great resources, as well as familiarize yourself with what we have going on in order to make Javelina Nation a more inclusive community. Our goal is to foster, educate, affirm, engage, celebrate, and strengthen inclusive communities through our work. As part of our institutional values of diversity, we strive to celebrate diverse populations on our campus and grow our understanding of what DEI means for our communities.

What is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)?

  • Diversity: We commit to increasing diversity within race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status and political perspective.
  • Equity: We commit to working actively to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination. We are committed to an equitable representation for all students, meaning everyone gets the individualized assistance they need to succeed.
  • Inclusion: We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed, perspectives are respectfully heard, and every individual feels a sense of inclusion. By building a critical mass of diverse groups on campus and creating a vibrant climate, we foster belonging and advance our collective capabilities.

Meet our Director

Jarred Lujan

Dr. Jarett Lujan (he/him/el) is a Chicano higher education scholar from Marfa, TX. He is a 2016, 17, and 19 graduate of Angelo State University (ASU). There he served as Student Body President and ran Track & Field. After graduating with his degree in Biology in 2016, Dr. Lujan entered the higher education profession as an Admissions Counselor. In 2017 he was appointed by Governor Abbott as the first Hispanic Student Regent of the Texas Tech University System. During this service, he was selected as the Coordinator for Student Activities and managed the Greek Life and Homecoming programs at Angelo State. In 2019, he left ASU to pursue his Ph.D. in Higher Education Research at Texas Tech University. His expertise and dedication to the work of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is seen through his scholarship and service to minoritized populations across higher education institutions. Dr. Lujan now is a researcher focusing on the experiences of Latina/o/x students on Hispanic-Serving Institution campuses and how these campuses should be intentionally serving these students. Additionally, he now serves as the inaugural Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Texas A&M University- Kingsville in south Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys mentoring young Latina/o/x students, leading his non-profit board, and reducing his 5k time.

Contact Info:
College Hall Rm 122

Meet our Multicultural Coordinator

Gabrielle Vaughn

Gabrielle Vaughn
Student Engagement and Campus Life

Additional Resources