Becki Fogerty - email@example.com
Hi, I’m the head of the office and have been at UD since July 2007. I came to UD as the manager and program head of the Office of Women’s Affairs (OWA). Since you’ve probably read about OEI’s history, you know that OWA merged with the Office of Affirmative Action in 2009 to become the Office of Equity and Inclusion that you see today. A lot of my work involves UD's compliance in the areas of affirmative action, discrimination and harassment, providing victim advocacy and support for employees and students with discrimination/harassment concerns, and working with President Harker’s Diversity and Equity Commission.
I have a master’s degree in Applied Sociology with a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from Old Dominion University in Virginia. I received my bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Elon College, located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. I have also completed coursework in Higher Education Administration at the George Washington University, and I am a graduate student in the Organizational Effectiveness, Development and Change program at UD’s Lerner College of Business and Economics, hopefully completing my M.S. in August of 2013.
Prior to coming to UD, I worked at a women’s history museum (Sewell-Belmont House and Museum) in Washington, DC and at the Women’s Center at Old Dominion University. I have taught classes at UD, ODU, and Thomas Nelson Community College, and worked for and volunteered with several non-profits. I am currently involved with UD’s Sexual Offense Support (SOS), as a victim advocate, and Planned Parenthood of Delaware, as an escort and in outreach. In my spare time, you will find me behind the screen of my Nook Color, on the soccer field as a winded midfielder, or shopping for great shoe deals to add to my extensive collection.
3 Words that Becki’s friends would use to describe her: Calm, Loyal, Honest
Dream Job as a Child: Architect
Next Travel / Vacation Destination: Bermuda, Ireland, Hawaii (not on the same trip!)
Favorite TV Show: Once Upon A Time
Favorite Quote to Live By: Be the change you wish to see in the world
Nicknames: Becks, Beckles, Beckers
Last Book Read: This will be outdated every 3 days...
Most desired Super Power: Stop time and rewind things.
Paul Hengesteg - firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been at UD since the fall of 2010, after having (happily) moved here from Washington, DC, to fill the position with the Office of Equity and Inclusion. Prior to living and working in the nation’s capital, I lived in Indianapolis for seven years.
Professionally, I have kept myself busy as the Company Manager for two regional professional theatres, the Indiana Repertory Theatre and the Shakespeare Theatre Company. I’ve also worked as the Conference Manager for the New Harmony Project and the Waldo M. & Grace C. Bonderman Playwriting for Youth Symposium; both are script development workshops. While in DC, I shifted my career a bit and took a position at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. At the NGLCC, I worked on managing their programs and events (national conference, gala, etc.) and worked with their multiple affiliate chambers nationwide. Now that I’m at UD, I manage OEI’s various programs and trainings, from the LGBT Allies program to coordinating a bus trip to view cultural exhibits. On any given day, I am busy interfacing with people and departments across campus, including academic units, students, professionals, catering, professors and more to ensure that our campus is welcoming and inclusive for all. I serve on the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee (SAPE), am an Employee Advocate for employees who need assistance in the workplace, and am a trained Victim Advocate for UD’s Sexual Offense Support (SOS).
Since Iowa is home, I also attended college in Iowa. I received my BA degree with double majors in Theatre Arts and German from Simpson College. Simpson remains a very important part of my life. I have been elected to the Alumni Association Board of Directors for the College, and serve as the Chair of the Professional Support Committee. While in college, I studied abroad in Schorndorf, Germany, and was very active with the Theatre Department.
3 Words that Paul’s friends would describe him: Loyal, Poised, “The Real Deal”
Favorite Food: Beef Stroganoff
Next Travel / Vacation Destination: Germany, Norway, Greece and Paris
Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds and Flashpoint
Favorite Quote to Live By: "Not all things are of equal importance." --Passed on to me by Jane Robison from an NYC Stage Manager I never met
Last Book Read: "How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theatre" by Marc Acito
Most desired Super Power: To Fly!