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Jennifer C. Hsu
Coordinator, Office of LBGT Student Services
(269) 387-2123

Jen was appointed as the Coordinator of the Office of LBGTA Student Services in Spring 2012, and since then, existing programs have continued to grow, while new programs have been added to support student success and improve campus climate. Before joining the Office of Diversity and Inclusion team, Jen was the Executive Director of the OutCenter, an LBGT community center based in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Jen's experience in diversity and inclusion presentations and trainings focus on building anti-oppressive institutions able to eliminate barriers and create welcoming spaces to all people, including the LBGT community.

Taja Cato-Jackson

Taja Cato-Jackson
Office Assistant, Office of LBGT Student Services
(269) 387-2133

Taja Cato-Jackson is a sophomore Journalism major with a Gender and Women’s Studies minor. This is her second year in the office and has been involved in many different events including the LBGTA Diversity Career Fair, World AIDS Day, the Midwest Bisexual Gay Lesbian Transgender and Ally College Conference, Campaign for Love and many more. She will be the student administrator for the LBGT Student Advisory Council this year and will also be getting involved with the SpeakOUT! Speakers Bureau program.

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Matthew Derrick
Office Assistant, Office of LBGT Student Services
(269) 387-2133

Matthew is a second year student studying Political Science with a concentration in Public Law, minoring in Gender and Women Studies. His favorite part of working in our office is being able to share and connect people with resources as well as getting to know people in the office. He is interested in a future career in politics and working with political campaigns and non-profit organizations. Matt loves to volunteer with non-profit organizations in his spare time. He also enjoys being fabulous, volunteering in the community, driving, coloring, and learning. He loves all the colors.

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Samantha Hall
Office Assistant, Office of LBGT Student Services
(269) 387-2133

Sammie is a first year student studying Elementary Education, minoring in history and english. She has interned in two preschools, and loves working with children. Her favorite part about working in our office is getting to know all different types of people and being able to help everyone possible. She is very excited about her future in education and helping to grow the minds of children to come. In Sammie's spare time she plays softball, listens to music, sleeps, and writes stories. Sammie also loves dogs, volunteering, rainbows, and laughing. Sammie always has a smile on her face, and enjoys all colors.

  Not pictured, biographies to come: Molly Cahill, Jon Curtis, Darvin Davidson, Mabelene Godfrey, Mal Horein, Dylan Koch, Nyesha Knight, Hope Moore-Hill.

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Excellence in Diversity Awards
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Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay & Transgender Student Services
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5363 USA
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