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2017 State System Summit

Session 39

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2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

Increasing Diversity in Student Media Clubs

  • 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
  • SYKES ROOM 252

This panel seeks to provide strategies for increasing diversity within student media clubs. The presentation focuses on the value of diversity training workshops as a requirement for club council members; recruiting strategies that have been used at the campus radio station to increase diversity; difficulties presented by introducing a diverse cultural dynamic into a previously all or largely all-white space and how to combat them and how to ensure longitudinal success for diversity strategies that go beyond the semester to semester turnover of student leadership.


Amanda Lee, WCU Student Volunteer


Dr. Lowery Woodall III , Assistant Professor of Communication & Theatre/Station Advisor WIXQ 91.7-FM at Millersville University
Dr. Woodall has been in the Communication & Theatre Department for 8 years. His primary pedagogical focus is in the area of radio production. He is the advisor to the campus radio station WIXQ 91.7-FM. His research focuses on the ways in which Otherness is represented through various media channels. His latest book, Joss Whedon and Race: Critical Essays is available now from McFarland Publishing.