Dr. Tanisha Stevens
Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
(314) 516-5689

Dr. Tanisha Stevens serves as the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. As the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) and member of the Chancellor's Cabinet, Dr. Stevens provides leadership on campus and in the external community on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Stevens is committed to creating an inclusive working and learning environment and in ensuring that all students, faculty, staff and community members thrive at the institution.

Dr. Stevens works to establish and strengthen collaborative partnerships across the institution to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. She brings her expertise and vision to identify opportunities for greater alignment and more unified efforts across campus. Under her leadership, Dr. Stevens coordinated the campus’ participation and engagement in the Equity Institute sponsored by the University of Southern California's Race and Equity Center. She is also credited with organizing UMSL's first Virtual Gathering for Racial Unity. 

Dr. Stevens earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a masters in Counseling from Saint Louis University and her doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. 

Dr. Marlo Goldstein Hode
Senior Manager, Strategic Diversity Initiatives
(314) 516-5669

Marlo (aka Dr. Hode) provides professional development, facilitation, leadership, and guidance to help make UMSL an even more welcoming, inclusive, and excellent institution.  She facilitates in-person and online educational opportunities for faculty and staff in topics such as unconscious bias, constructive communication, and cultural competence. She also helps develop and launch strategic initiatives and partnerships across campus to work collaboratively towards achieving UMSL’s Inclusive Excellence goals. Marlo holds a courtesy and adjunct faculty position in the Department of Communication at the University of Missouri - Columbia. As a scholar, she has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters on various topics including sexual harassment, neurodiversity, racial issues on campus, and the effectiveness of online professional development courses. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Marlo received her BA in Communication from North Carolina State University, an MA in Intercultural Communication from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, an LLM in Dispute Resolution from the University of Missouri School of Law, and a PhD in Organizational Communication with a minor in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri.

Dana Beteet Daniels
Title IX Coordinator and Chief Equity Officer
(314) 516-4538

Dana Beteet Daniels currently serves as the Title IX Administrator and Chief Equity Officer of the Title IX and Equity Office at the UMSL. After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Illinois State University, Dana began her career working in the insurance industry. While working in claims management, she developed her employees in the area of litigation management and represented her company at pre-trial settlement conferences throughout the United States.

She served as the District Director for (former) Missouri State Senator Wayne Goode over 10 years. It was during this time that Dana transitioned into the field of Higher Education, accepting a position in Public Affairs at UMSL in 1999. She later moved into the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity where she utilized her skills in resolving campus sexual misconduct and equity complaints.

Dana’s passion for integrity and fairness, as well as her perspicacity and work ethic, have provided her with the foundation essential to serve in her current position. She is a champion for change and recognizes the impact that workplace behaviors can potentially have on others. In her position, Dana oversees all university investigations in response to complaints of Title IX (as well as Title VII) violations involving students, faculty and staff.  Her responsibilities include identifying and implementing training and prevention programs in support of Title IX requirements, to ensure that the campus community is compliant with federal, state and local legislation related to discrimination. In addition, Dana also serves as the designated campus mediator.

Dr. Marie T. Mora
Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Intiatives

Dr. Marie T. Mora is Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL). Dr. Mora is a champion for fostering an inclusive learning environment where students, faculty and staff of every background –particularly women and traditionally underrepresented minorities – can grow and thrive.

Dr. Mora brings her passion, skillsets and expertise to further the reach of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. During her tenure at UMSL, Dr. Mora launched the Women’s Faculty Network to support women in academia, the Associate-to-Full initiative to help associate professors take the next step in their careers, and guided a transformational grant from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program as co-PI to improve gender equity in academic careers in the STEM and social science fields. 

Dr. Mora earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M, and B.A. & M.A. degrees from the University of New Mexico in her hometown of Albuquerque. Dr. Mora has been invited to share her research expertise on Hispanic socioeconomic outcomes with institutions & agencies across the country, including the White House and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She has published numerous journal articles & book chapters; two books; and three co-edited volumes and been PI or Co-PI on $4million in federally-funded grants. Additionally, her recent honors include the 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics & Engineering Mentoring (The White House); 2019 ASHE Outstanding Service Award, 2018 Impactful Mentor Award (AEA Mentoring Program); 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award (INSIGHT into Diversity); 2016 Outstanding Support of Hispanic Issues in Higher Education Award (American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education); 2015 Cesar Estrada Chavez Award (American Association for Access, Equity, & Diversity); 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award (UNM Department of Economics); and a 2015 invited essay to commemorate the BLS Monthly Labor Review’s Centennial. She’s a FocusEconomics Top 75 Economics Influencer to Follow and has been featured as an Econ Rockstar.
Twitter: @Marietmora

Jessica Swederske
Deputy Title IX and Equity Coordinator
(314) 516-5748
Bio coming soon!

Graduate Assistants

University of Missouri-St. Louis
152 JcPenney North, One University Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63121-4400
Phone: (314) 516-5695 (currently working remotely)