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Avel Louise Gordly

Avel Louise Gordly
Avel is modest about her accomplishments, perhaps because to describe them all would require a day. The first African American woman elected to the Oregon State Senate, she is a dedicated activist, community leader, PSU professor and author—to name just a few.

Monica Lee Noe

Monica Lee Noe
Monica is just starting her journey at Portland State, but she says she clicked with the campus from day one. She transferred here as a junior and enjoys working in the Queer Resource Center, grabbing lunch at the food carts, drawing, and playing songs on anything with strings.

Ahmed Bohliqa

Ahmed Bohliqa
How do you say “ambition?” How about arriving at Portland State University from Saudi Arabia speaking limited English, but going on to deliver the commencement speech at graduation four years later?

رسالة من رئيس مسؤولي التنوع

 "إن مكتب التنوع والاحتواء على وشك العثور على أفضل المواهب من جميع أنحاء العالم، وتوظيفها، وتبنيها. يتعيَّن علينا أن نهتم بالحرم الجامعي، والأفراد المميزين الذين يشكلونه. كما يتحتم علينا أن نكون مبدعين ومبتكرين في طرق تعليم طلابنا؛ كي نكون أكثر فعالية في مساعدتهم على أن يصبحوا مواطنين عالميين قادرين على التنافس في البيئة العالمية."

Jilma Meneses, J.D.