Diversity & Unity Board

The WSUSA Diversity and Unity team at Weber State University is responsible for planning and promoting educational programming that strives to advocate understanding, acceptance, and inclusion between individuals and groups from all walks of life. The WSUSA Diversity and Unity team works to foster collaboration in activities and programs by holding events and workshops throughout the year, which promote social and cultural awareness while creating safe spaces to talk about differences in beliefs and values. The chairs overseeing the planning of programs are Taboo Talks, Stop the Hate, Cultural Connections, Sessions on the Ledge, Community Awareness, and LGBTQ+ Awareness. The team is led by the Vice President for Diversity and Unity and the Assistant Director for Diversity and Unity. The WSUSA Diversity and Unity team assists with developing programs coming out of Diversity and Inclusive Programs. The team is advised by the Diversity and Inclusive Programs Coordinator.

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Diversity & Unity Vice President

Diversity & Inclusive Programs gain student representation through WSUSA’s Executive Body. Each year the student body elects a Vice President of Diversity who then selects members of the Diversity Board through a competitive application process.

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William Angel

Hi, my name is William Angel and I am the VP of diversity and unity. I am a senior in the mechanical engineering program. I am Salvadoran-American. I was born in Los Angeles but raised in Ogden, Utah. Both my parents were political asylum seekers when they came to this country. They both protested and advocated for Central Americans to be able to receive TPS back in the 1990s, from them is where I learn about the importance of service.

Little about me, I'm a big fan of hip-hop and reggaetón. I am also a big fan of sports, my teams are Lakers, Dodgers, Broncos, PSG, Barcelona, & Juventus. I am also one of the biggest nerds you will ever meet. I am an avid comic book reader; I liked superheroes before the movies. Watching anime & reading manga is one of my favorite pastimes.

During my time here at Weber state I have been involved in Hispanic Area Council HAC, Black Scholar United (BSU), and Men of Color (MOC). Where I have been calling home on campus is the Center of Multi-cultural of Excellence in the Department of Access of Diversity. They provided me with a study place, a place to feel belong, and an environment to learn about my culture.


Assistant to the Vice President of Diversity

Assistant to the Vice President will support the Diversity & Inclusive Programs in an effort to gain student representation through WSUSA’s Executive Body.

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Vladimir Robles

Hello, I am Vladimir Robles (He/Him/His). A Junior at Weber State University, I am majoring in Computer Science. I am currently the Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusivity and my ongoing goal for this 2021-22 school year is to promote astounding events that ensure to  assure everyone feels welcomed and included in Weber State University as well as promoting interactive and enjoyable events. I am outdoorsy and enjoy camping out in Monte Cristo as well as hiking in Moab and Zion. A quote I look up to is: 

“Complaining about a problem without a solution is called whining.” – Teddy Roosevelt


Community Awareness Chair

The Community Awareness Chair collaborates with the community to create events that promote Diversity and provide access to community organizations such as Holding out Help, NAACP, YCC, and others to provide educational opportunities and resource activities to students on a monthly basis.

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Navy Hymas

Hello everyone, my name is Navy (She, Her, Hers). I am a first generation honors student at WSU and am studying medical laboratory science with a minor in chemistry. I am very excited to be applying for PA school in the spring. In my free time I enjoy photography, rock climbing, and volunteering at Primary children's Hospital as an EMT. I am also an outreach officer for the Pre-PA club here at Weber. I am excited to be on the WSUSA Diversity and Unity team. My goal as the Community Awareness chair this year is to provide WSU students multiple resources by collaborating with different organizations within the Ogden community.


LGBTQ+ Awareness Chair

The LGBTQ+ Awareness Chair acts as a representative and advocate of the issues and concerns of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender student body and advocates against homophobia and other forms of oppression, as well as other issues and concerns of LGBTQ+ students on campus and all members of the queer community.

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Jake Heckert

My name is Jake Heckert, (He, Him, His); I am a junior at Weber State and I am majoring in Microbiology and minoring in French. I have lived in Utah my entire life, but plan to move to Louisiana for Grad School. My goal this year is to help foster an inclusive space for the LGBTQ+ community and allies and plan some awesome campus events. I am a black belt in Mixed Martial Arts and in my spare time I enjoy doing yoga and riding motorcycles.


Stop the Hate Chair

The Stop the Hate Chair develops an annual campaign that promotes peace on campus and in the community through speakers, workshops, and activities. At the heart of these activities is the question, "Is what we are doing helping each other or hurting each other?"

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Gad Karemera

Hello, my name is Gad Karemera (He, Him,His), and I am an international student from Rwanda. I am a sophomore at Weber state and my major is mechanical engineering. I always enjoyed Math and all other sciences, so I always knew I wanted to become an engineer in the future at a young age. My goal this year as the “STOP THE HATE CHAIR” is to help make our campus and community live as one regardless of skin color or sexual preference.


Sessions on the Ledge Chair

The Sessions on the Ledge Chair coordinates weekly one-hour performance sessions in the Union atrium that showcases music, dance, the spoken word and other routines that space racial ethnicity, culture, class, gender, and more. Previous events have included Scottish Bag Pipers, Taiko Drummers, Irish Folk Dancers and poetry slams.

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Andres Rodriguez

My name is Andres Rodriguez (He/His/Him). I was born in Bogota, Colombia and graduated from high school with a certificate in Architecture and Technical Drawing. Being a senior student and pursuing a double major in Business Administration and Accounting, I have been part of Ballet folklorico and the International student club. I've also been involved with WSUSA as International Student Senator and Business and Economics Senator, where I have developed my cognitive, emotional, and leadership abilities. This year, I want to support and share about different cultures and talents during our sessions on the ledge. Currently, I am part of the diversity team supporting diversity and unity at WSU. One of my dreams is to complete a Master's Degree in Accounting in order to help small business and minority groups around the community with financial advising. I want to continue growing as a leader, and in the future, teach future leaders.


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