Dr. Ida Gibson, Chief Diversity Officer
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

She is tasked with providing strategic leadership and administrative oversight for researching, developing, and maintaining a college climate that values and prioritizes diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Gibson has a storied background in public administration having worked in the District of Columbia Government and the City of Richmond,VA. Dr. Gibson also served as an Inclusive Excellence Fellow in the Center for Inclusive Excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.  

A native of LaGrange, Ga., Gibson earned a doctorate in higher education administration from Jackson State University, a master’s degree in public administration from Savannah State University, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Georgia.

Her research interests and areas of teaching are in public administration, talent management, diversity initiatives, cultural competency, equity and access in public policy, and minority women in politics.

Dasia Morman in a white shirt
Dasia D. Morman, Assistant Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

In this role, she is responsible for developing diverse and inclusive programs, and cultural events specifically, heritage/cultural months, with the goal of opening communication, educating our community and providing opportunities for growth for students, faculty and staff.  

Dasia Morman, a Buffalo native, earned her M.S from SUNY Buffalo State in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. She has experience working with underrepresented and marginalized communities and is committed to ensuring that all students have a safe and supportive environment where they can thrive socially and intellectually.

Student Staff

Diversity Ambassadors

The Diversity Ambassador Program encourages students to take an active role on campus and promote awareness toward issues of diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice.  This program provide students with the opportunity to serve as resources and mentors to their peers as it relates to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment at Daemen College while representing the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at open houses, orientations, and other campus wide programs.

Goals

  • Create a dialog about diversity from a diverse perspective
  • Conduct educational programs and outreach initiatives that support a constructive dialog about issues, including but not limited to: stereotypes, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender, and socioeconomic status
  • Increase student awareness and respect for cultural similarities and differences 
  • Serve as representatives and advocates for the Center for Diversity & Inclusion