Dr. Tiffany Y. Halsell is excited to join the CFAES family as the DEI Multicultural Student Initiatives Director to support the needs of multicultural and underrepresented students and looks forward to meeting students and colleagues in the coming months. She joins our team from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions where she served as Assistant Director for Outreach. Dr. Halsell earned her Ph.D. in 2017 from the College of Education and Human Ecology where her research focused on exploring the impact of campus culture and campus climate on the participation rates of Black undergraduate women in high-impact student engagement practices. She has a Master of Education degree in Executive Human Resource Development and Bachelor of Liberal Arts, both from Xavier University, Cincinnati. Tiffany also earned a certification in Coaching Teens & College Students with ADHD from JST Coaching and Training which has been instrumental helping coach neurodiverse students towards making positive life outcomes.
Dr. Halsell has been with OSU since 2011 where she started her career in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, then moved to the Graduate School. Prior to working in Admissions, she worked as graduate coordinator in the Department of Human Sciences and the Department of Art. A lifelong Ohio native, Tiffany spent 20 years working in the utility industry prior to transitioning to higher education. Known for her candor, relationship building and generous spirit, she is passionate about helping others recognize and utilize their strengths. Outside of work, she enjoys nurturing her plant collection and spending time with family and friends.