Continuing a commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive campus, Washington State University seeks to fill the position of executive director for the Office of Outreach and Education.

The executive director will lead the office’s diversity and inclusion efforts, assess student needs and interests and lead the ongoing development and implementation of effective programming that integrates diversity, equity, and inclusion into the student experience. This position is in the Community, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence pillar within the Division of Student Affairs.

The WSU community is invited to attend a series of open presentations on April 22 and 25 to assess and provide valuable feedback on candidates. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate in a 15‑minute presentation session by each candidate followed by a 15‑minute Q&A. AMS livestream video will be available. Lunch is provided to those attending on the Pullman campus.

A full position profile is available on the Summit Search Solutions website.

Candidate Presentation Schedule

  • Allen Sutton

    Monday, April 22 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    CUB Butch’s Den, Pullman campus or livestream

  • Enrique Romo

    Thursday, April 25 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    CUB 204, Pullman campus or livestream

About the Candidates

Dr. Allen Sutton

Sutton has served as the director of the Cross Cultural Center for Excellence at Auburn University since 2014. He has worked in higher education for over 10 years and has experience in student housing, student engagement and leadership, Greek life and multicultural student services.

Sutton has a bachelor of science in psychology and a masters of education from the University of Southern Mississippi and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Alabama.

Dr. Enrique Romo

Romo is currently Weber State University’s executive director for access and diversity, leading and overseeing programs such as TRIO, Upward Bound, the Center for Multicultural Excellence and the LGBT Resource Center among many others. Previous to his term at Weber, Romo served in multiple leadership roles at the University of Texas, Austin for over 15 years.

Romo received his bachelor of arts in communication and Spanish from the University of Texas, El Paso, his master of arts in mass communication from Texas State University and his doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas, Austin. He is currently pursuing a masters of business administration at Weber State University.

[Ed note: This article has been updated from its original version]