The Ohio State University at Lima

Diversity Committee


The Diversity Committee’s primary function is to infuse diversity within the university to create a culture of diversity on the campus. To achieve this, members assist the Diversity Committee chair and the University in assessing and revising existing practices and makes recommendations in the planning and developing of new practices and initiatives that will promote diversity on the campus. Such initiatives include but not limited to: increasing the number of underrepresented students, faculty and staff as well as the retaining of these groups and creating diversity awareness and engagement initiatives as well as developing partnerships with minority-owned and women-owned suppliers/businesses. The ultimate goal is to make the University a more balanced and diverse institution of higher learning. This will also filter into the extended community and help to promote a more diverse community in general.


  • Temple Patton, Co-chair, Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Pat Carroll, Co-chair, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Jaya Casukhela, Lecturer-Mathematics
  • Melissa Coldiron, Human Resources Manager
  • Melissa Martinez-Cuen (student)
  • Courtney Gandy, Admissions Counselor and Staff Assistant
  • Mbale Hlongwane (students)
  • Amy Livchak, Coordinator of Student Engagement
  • Shane McCrory, Director of Student Life
  • Karen Meyer, Academic Advisor/Learning Disabilities Specialist
  • Zach Walton, Reference and Instruction Librarian
  • Yousif Mohamed, Professor-Mathematics