Our Office of Human Resources supports the diversity of the staff community by focusing on people, the workplace and external partners.

“Diversity and inclusion are among the most important focus areas for Washington University. We need to take this issue seriously and make real progress. Human Resources is well-positioned and intent on building a diverse and inclusive culture and workforce. Employees, students, patients and those in our university community are counting on us.”

Legail Chandler, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

Assessing the Workplace Climate

The Office of Human Resources conducted an anonymous Diversity Engagement Survey focused on the workplace environment on all campuses.

Learning Together

A robust training program offered by the Office of Human Resources provides four levels of training to all employees.

Additional Programs and Tools

HR Diversity Leadership

Contact Denise DeCou for employee training on the Danforth Campus.
Denise M. DeCou
Director, Diversity and Inclusion/Continuing Development and Program Delivery
decoud@wustl.edu
314-935-3188

Contact Daniel Blash for employee training at the Medical Center.
Daniel Blash, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
Assistant Dean/Cultural Awareness/Staff Diversity
blashd@wustl.edu
314-362-4991

Contact Rachelle Smith for assistance at the Medical Center.
Rachelle D. Smith, PhD, LPC
Diversity & Inclusion Leader
smithra@wustl.edu
314-362-9356

Contact Ivory Woodhouse for assistance with career development at the Medical Center.
Ivory Woodhouse, PHR, GCDF
Career Development Specialist at the School of Medicine
woodhousei@wusm.wustl.edu
314-362-4986

Contact Lathon Ferguson for help with hiring on the Danforth Campus.
Lathon Ferguson
Community and Diversity Outreach Manager on the Danforth Campus
lathon.ferguson@wustl.edu
314-935-8203