University College welcomes Dr. Oyibo Afoaku as Student Access Coordinator. In her role, Dr. Afoaku will work directly with students registered with the Office of Disability Services. She will also lead the new advisory board that is working to re-envision how student access looks at Indiana State. Dr. Afoaku will now serve as primary contact for students with or needing accommodations, and is also available to talk to faculty and staff about accommodating students. Oyibo’s email is Oyibo.Afoaku@indstate.edu, and her office is located on the first floor of Normal Hall, within the office of Student Success.
Dr. Afoaku has a rich background working with college students. She served as the inaugural director of the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center at IU, has lectured on topics in African society and culture, and acts as a consultant to high schools and colleges in Nigeria that want to improve their efforts around inclusion and student success. Oyibo holds a BA from Washington State University, an MA in History from University of Northern Colorado, and a PhD in Educational Leadership from here at Indiana State. We are excited about the wealth of experience Oyibo will bring to campus and look forward to seeing her ideas for how to improve student access come to fruition over the course of the year. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Oyibo Afoaku!