Promoting belonging and equity for all

The Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence (DEDI) leads the visioning and implementation of Gallaudet University’s quest for inclusive excellence. Through compassionate listening and intentional cross-campus collaboration, we strive to transform relationships and policies that shape the Gallaudet University of the future.

DEDI offers various programs, with the goal of sustaining a safe and welcoming community, where we can provide equitable access and outcomes. We provide resources, training, EDI coaching and advising that allows our stakeholders to develop stronger intercultural and anti-oppression competency and a sense of shared accountability.

For this reason, we are charged with being the leading force in building bridges of caring, critical social consciousness, and elevating all community members’ sense of living, well-being, and belonging.

Gallaudet’s unique niche in the world requires us to actively work toward creating a sense of belonging for all members to support transformation and a robust future.



The Gallaudet University Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence (DEDI) works intentionally and collaboratively to provide a safe and welcoming bilingual learning environment where all community members, across the spectrum of identities, accept, appreciate, and affirm the unique experiences, perspectives, and talents of those with whom we share our campus and the world.


The Gallaudet University Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence (DEDI) will maximize collaborative partnerships to fulfill our mission. We are guided by the Equity and Belonging Imperative Strategic Plan created within the Inclusive Excellence framework, including the following six-pillars:

  • A Safe and Welcoming Community
  • Equitable Access and Outcomes
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Intercultural Competency
  • Organizational Resources
  • Collaborative Leadership and Sharing Accountability


Meet the Team

Jeremy L. Brunson

Executive Director

Gino Gouby

Operations Manager

Kala Granger

Executive Assistant

Elvia Guillermo Aguilar

Intercultural Alliances Manager

Karen Terhune

Manager, Office of Students With Disabilities

Amy Parsons

Manager, Gallaudet Interpreting Services

Alexander Leffers

Communication and Community Engagement Manager

Jennifer Tuell

Accessibility Resources Manager

Jesus Remigio

Director, Equal Opportunity Programs

Contact Us

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence

Hall Memorial Building S141

(202) 688-0386

(202) 448-7101

(202) 448-7315

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