Office of Diversity and Inclusion Staff

Danielle Pullen

Danielle Pullen

Oklahoma City Campus

Danielle serves as our Program Coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Danielle was born and raised in Edmond,OK. She received her Bachelors in Human Development and Family Science from Oklahoma State University. Danielle has a strong background in working with foster children, inner city youth and teens who have been in the juvenile detention center. She has volunteered in various mentor programs for the last 10 years. She also serves as a YP Board member for The CARE Center. She has always had a heart in building the next generation.

 

 

 

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Dr. Teara Lander

Norman Campus

Dr. Teara Flagg Lander currently holds the position of Director of Campus and Community Engagement. Her position entails engaging with faculty and staff to create a more inclusive environment for all members of the OU community. She received a Bachelor of arts degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in political science. A Master of Education degree from the University of Oklahoma in higher education administration and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education from Kansas State University. Additionally, she holds two graduate certificates in qualitative research methods and social justice education both from Kansas State University. She has a passion for increasing the cultural awareness of colleges and universities and providing educational access to all students. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, watching movies, and reading

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Monique Ramirez

Norman Campus

Monique Ramirez oversees the student diversity initiatives, which includes management of the First Year Diversity Experience and student diversity programs.  Monique has worked in higher education for 15 years. She believes in working collaboratively with campus partners to create an inclusive and high-quality experience for all students on our campus.  She holds bachelor’s degrees in both Classics and English, and a master’s degree in Education (Postsecondary Administration & Student Affairs) all from the University of Southern California. Monique is originally from Southern California and moved to Oklahoma in the fall of 2017.  She enjoys spending time with her partner and family, a good conversation or a great book, college football (especially watching the USC Trojans) and traveling to any new place. 

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Dr. Jasmine Willis-Wallace

Tulsa Campus

 

As the Director for the OU-Tulsa campus, Jasmine Willis-Wallace oversees the diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives for the campus. In nearly every position she has held, she has worked very hard to incorporate the work of DE&I  whether that has been through chairing a committee, serving as an officer of a DE&I affiliated organization, or presenting at different conferences. 

She received a bachelor of science with a major in business administration from Miami University of Ohio and a master of science with emphasis on college student development and counseling from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.  She also earned a doctoral degree in education with a focus in higher education administration from Northeastern University.  Jasmine moved to Oklahoma in January of 2016 and enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and watching a good television show or movie

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Toni Pace 

 Norman Campus

Toni Pace serves as the Director of Finance and Human Resources for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She received her bachelor’s degree at East Central University. Having served young people for 20 years, Toni also has experience in both profit and nonprofit organizations. A strong belief in helping youth be successful in life, Toni has served as a co-developer of a wellness camp that incorporates activities promoting physical, mental, cultural and spiritual health for ages 9-13. She also helped develop a program for youth ages 14-21 to enhance life skills, education and self-esteem, who are currently in foster care or have aged out of the foster care program. She was also awarded Executive Director of the Year for the state of Oklahoma for National Boys & Girls Club of America. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, OU Sports, and spending time with family.

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Pam Hicks

Norman Campus

Pam was born and raised in Nashville, TN and came to Oklahoma to attend Hillsdale college. She may not be considered an “Okie”, but she is an avid Sooner fan.

 

Pam’s career started at OU in the Registration Office and later moved to the National Scholars Programs in 1998 as their Administrative Assistant and Scholarship liaison for 18 years.  She is presently working in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as the Executive Assistant to the Interim Associate Vice President. In this role, she is responsible for the day to day operations of the office. Pam enjoys attending OU football games and loves watching the band take the field. She also enjoys eating at Victoria’s and Pepe’s on campus corner. She is actively involved in her church and small group, BSF, RFKC, IF Conference, she is also active in her community and a volunteer for the OU Food Pantry.