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Peyton Wu

Director of Multicultural & First Generation Student Support

Pronouns: they/them

1-508-421-3722
pewu@clarku.edu

Peyton Wu earned their Bachelors of Arts in History and a Certificate in LGBTQ Studies at the University of Maryland College Park and their Masters of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University. Prior to joining the Multicultural and First Generation Student Support team in the summer of 2019 as the associate director, Peyton served as a program coordinator within the Office of Ethnic Programs and Services at the University of Cincinnati. They transitioned into the role of director of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support as of January 2021. Peyton is passionate about equity, inclusion, social justice, and leadership and identity development. Peyton’s other interests include traveling, reading, watching sports, and exploring and eating different types of food.

E. Tejada III

E. Tejada III

Associate Director for Gender and Sexuality

Pronouns: they/them

1-508-421-3722
etejadaiii@clarku.edu

E. Tejada III (they/them) serves in the dynamic new position of Associate Director for Gender and Sexuality in the Office of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support (MFGSS). They have 13 years of experience in Student Affairs, specifically within diversity, equity, and inclusion work and residential education. E.’s previous role as founding Coordinator for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center at Marquette University helped shape their passion for DEI work to impact change and advocate for fostering equity and justice for historically underrepresented students. E. brings an intersectional lens to their work, recognizing the significance of race, socioeconomic status, ability, gender, and sexuality in the lived experiences of our community members.

Their academic background includes a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Tulsa and a Master of Arts, specialization in Educational Administration, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Additionally, their research around Trans inclusive practices on college campuses has shaped their training, presentations, and campus advocacy since 2016. E. believes that as a Trans, Queer, and POC educator and DEI practitioner, they are charged with fostering just and inclusive practices while advocating for equitable access and support for underrepresented communities.

E. is excited to join the MFGSS team and contribute to the intersectional and impactful work in retaining, supporting, and uplifting the experiences of diverse and historically underserved students at Clark University. You are welcome to reach out to E. at etejadaiii@clarku.edu in supporting their role in creating and fostering programs and initiatives for all LGBTQIA+ community members here at Clark.

Josiah Cook

Josiah Cook

Assistant Director of Programming and Belonging

Pronouns: he/him

1-508-421-3722
jocook@clarku.edu

Josiah Cook (He/Him) earned both his Bachelor of Science and Business Administration ’20 as well as his Dual Masters (MBA/MSOL ’22) at Nichols College. Prior to joining the MFGSS team, Josiah served as the Graduate Assistant within the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Nichols College. As an undergraduate, Josiah was a vital piece in all DEI initiatives as he was one of the co-founders and Vice President of the Nichols College Men of Distinction (MOD). MOD is a minority-based organization geared toward creating a safe space for men of color and advocating for a more inclusive and equitable campus community. This organization pioneered social change within the institution which led to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, later becoming the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Josiah was also a dual-sport athlete, playing football and running track. As a result of COVID and his not being able to complete his senior year of Track, he was offered a position on the coaching staff and still had the pleasure of being part of the team. Josiah’s passion for DEI, sports, leadership, and professional development has led him to Clark University serving as Assistant Director of Programming and Belonging (MFGSS). Josiah’s interests also include going to sporting events, painting, and music!

Josiah is excited and eager to meet the students and embrace Clark’s community while also sharing his experiences in efforts to inspire and foster a more equitable and inclusive campus. Please feel free to reach out to Josiah at jocook@clarku.edu with any questions you may have about MFGSS or any programs and initiatives you want to see on campus.

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