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Diversity Programs

Welcome to the Diversity Programs Office!

The Diversity Programs Office (DPO) at the College of Engineering provides academic and non-academic support to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation among under-represented minorities and women. We have a tutoring program that also provides academic support.

Our goal is to assist students in achieving their academic goals by offering services and programs that include seminars, academic assistance, and access to undergraduate research and scholarship opportunities.

Visit us in the new Community, Equity and Inclusion Hub, 128 Marcus Hall,  a warm and friendly place where students can get resources and/or discuss personal and academic concerns. Please come in and meet new engineering students, just like you.

Diversity Office Staff

Paula Rees

Assistant Dean for Diversity
Community, Equity and Inclusion Hub
128 Marcus Hall
(413) 545-6324


Promise Mchenga

Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Community, Equity and Inclusion Hub
128a Marcus Hall
(413) 545-4731


Faculty Advisors

Wei Fan
Chemical Engineering

Sergio Breña
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Bill Leonard
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jenna Marquard
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Dr. Bernd F. Schliemann
Office of Student Affairs