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

Dr. Tanisha Stevens serves as the first Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In her new role, Dr. Stevens leads strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives to ensure that all students, faculty, staff and community members thrive at the institution. She is committed to creating an inclusive environment here at UMSL.

Dr. Stevens works to establish and strengthen collaborative partnerships across the institution to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. 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 plans to utilize metrics to measure the success of changes and programming, which are aligned with UMSL's Inclusive Excellence Framework.

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 UMSL. 

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.

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

Ericka P. Webb
Executive Assistant
(314) 516-4130
Bio coming soon!

Clare Dudoit
Graduate Assistant

Kennedy Moore
Graduate Assistant


University of Missouri-St. Louis
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St. Louis MO 63121-4400
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