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Association of LGBTQIA Employees

Northwest’s LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group serves to foster an inclusive, open campus community, advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual people. The LGBTQIA ERG consists of LGBTQIA individuals interested in LGBTQIA issues for employees (administrators, staff, and faculty) at Northwest Missouri State University.

Our goals are to: 

  • Foster a safe and comfortable environment for LGBTQIA students, faculty and staff
  • Educate the University community about the lives & concerns of LGBTQIA individuals
  • Provide positive role models of openly LGBTQIA faculty & staff as a support system for other LGBTQIA faculty, staff & students.
  • Advocate for and facilitate the inclusion of LGBTQIA lives & concerns in academic pursuits such as research, curriculum development, & cultural programming
  • Advocate for LGBTQIA issues within the structure of the University, e.g., University policy and personnel issues
  • Create a forum to respond to issues of concern to LGBTQIA people in the wider community

Contact Information

Dr. Elyssa Ford
Associate Professor of History

Executive Council

Jamie Campbell

Jamie Campbell
Student Success Center

Sam Cole

Samantha Cole

Elyssa Ford

Dr. Elyssa Ford
Humanities and Social Sciences

Kristen Peltz

Kristen Peltz
Wellness Services

Drake Summers

Drake Summers
Student Involvement

Ashley Strickland

Dr. Ashley Strickland
Student Success Center

Katy Strickland

Dr. Katy Strickland
Fine and Performing Arts

Kenton Wilcox

Kenton Wilcox
Language, Literature and Writing