University College

Content goes here.

diversity, equity and inclusion

You belong here.

Diversity is a core value on our campus. 

The University of Toledo — and University College — is committed to creating an environment where every student, staff member and faculty member feels included and respected.

The principles of diversity, equity and inclusion are baked into the mission of University College. We know there is no one “right” way to earn a college degree.  

 We serve and support more than 2,400 undergraduate students from all kinds of backgrounds ― from adult students returning to complete their degrees to undecided and online students. We promote a sense of belonging by celebrating racial and cultural diversity, students of all ages and abilities, and gender and sexual orientation.   

 Our military students benefit from peer advising and Green Zone Training, which educates UToledo faculty and staff about resources to support military-connected students and ease their transition to campus. 

One of our passions is making sure students are provided diverse ways to learn, whether it’s face to face, online or a combination of the two. We train UToledo faculty and staff about the importance of providing an accessible online environment for a diverse student population. Our Instructional Designers present at national and international conferences to promote accessible online teaching and instructional design best practices. 

college diversity plan uToledo diversity plan

Inclusion Officer

Matt Reising

Matt Reising

Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Academic Advisor

419.530.3142

matthew.reising@utoledo.edu

"My main goal is to make sure our students, faculty, and staff feel like they have a sense of belonging at UToledo and within the college. I want to lead our diversity committee to develop initiatives to make sure all identities are affirmed and are comfortable sharing their voices."

Diversity Committee Members

Justin Ballard

Justin Ballard

Director of Learning Technology, Instructional Design, and Faculty Development

419.530.4007
justin.ballard@utoledo.edu

Eric Buetikofer

Eric Buetikofer

Director of Military and Veterans Affairs
Eric.Buetikofer@utoledo.edu
419.530.4137

Kelsey Hammitt

Kelsey Hammitt

Director of Student Services
419.530.3142
kelsey.hammitt@utoledo.edu

Marcia King-Blandford

Marcia King-Blandford

Associate Dean for Academic Operations

419.530.3242
marcia.king-blandford@utoledo.edu

Shannon Neumann

Shannon Neumann

Senior Director of Academic Affairs

419.530.5678
Shannon.Neumann@UToledo.Edu

LTC Colby D. Pepon

LTC Colby D. Pepon

Professor of Military Science/Department Chair

419.530.4699

colby.pepon@utoledo.edu

Mitchell Perez

Mitchell Perez

Director of Online Recruitment

419.530.1234
Mitchell.Perez@UToledo.Edu

Last Updated: 9/20/21