BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Kylie Stamm has been named assistant director of diversity and
inclusion at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Stamm joins the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) having recently earned a Master of Arts in College Student Development, Student
Affairs, from Appalachian State University in North Carolina. In her program she served
as a graduate intern in Multicultural Student Development, developing multicultural
leadership curriculum, presentations and activities; training master’s level and doctoral
professionals to lead a three-day social justice retreat for undergraduates; and advising
undergraduates in implementing a two-day social justice conference.
At Appalachian State she also served as a graduate assistant in the Center for Student
Involvement and Leadership, advisor to the Asian Student Association, and practicum
graduate intern in the Office of Student Conduct.
“I’ve worked closely with inspiring students, faculty and staff, which has given me
the opportunity to learn by listening to their stories and sharing my own in return,”
said Stamm. “As an Asian-American woman, my life experiences and identities give me
a unique lens to approach my work. While I cannot understand the experiences of others,
I have some perspective and empathy for those from underrepresented populations that
can help shape my interactions with and support for others.”
Stamm earned a bachelor’s degree at James Madison University in Virginia and worked
as an admissions counselor at James Madison before entering graduate school.
“Providing students with support through their college experience is critical, and
it inspires my passion for student affairs work every day,” she said. “ODI provides
resources for students to find community with individuals who may have shared experiences,
to engage in programs that are more intentionally created to enhance their experiences,
to have a space for them to feel validated, and to find mentor opportunities with
staff in our office. I’m excited to help serve such a crucial mission.”