The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) leads DEI efforts and oversees the Title IX and bias response processes for Western Oregon University faculty, staff, and students. The office collaborates with university and external partners for the advancement of both institutional and community diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts. We work to create inclusive and accessible spaces, where people can attain their dreams and goals, and have all their intersecting identities not only celebrated, but also uplifted. 


  • Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Dominique Vargas
  • Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Title IX Coordinator – Maria Lenzi Miori
  • Executive Assistant/Coordinator – TBD

Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Office: Administration Building 207 | Phone: 503.838.8002 | dei@wou.edu