Meet the Staff
Director of Multicultural Student Services
Vince attended DePauw University and earned a Bachelor’s of Art in English Writing in 2006. He then received a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University in 2011. Vince enjoys working in Multicultural and International Life because it allows him to build intentional connections with students from all backgrounds, while helping to foster their holistic growth. When Vince is not working he is an avid sports fan, who plays and coaches Basketball and also DJs.
Associate Director of Admissions and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment
Aliya attended Miami University (Ohio), and received a degree in Psychology and Black World Studies in 2005. She then attended Bowling Green State University and received a masters degree in College Student Personnel in 2007. Aliya enjoys working in Multicultural and International Life because she loves working with great students and staff members who are passionate about meeting the needs of under-represented communities. In Aliya’s spare time she enjoys traveling with friends and reading.
Assistant Director of International Student Services
Aliza attended DePauw University and received a degree in Conflict Studies and Spanish in 2005. Aliza enjoys working in Multicultural and International Life because she loves workign with students from around the world and assisting them as they adjust to life in the United States, Indiana and at DePauw. In Aliza’s spare time she loves to explore new places, people, music, films and culture. She loves experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes, playing outdoors with her daughter or enjoying the interesting events at DePauw.
Director of International Student Services
Loutfi attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and received a degree in Business in 2005. He then received a masters degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2008. Loutfi enjoys working in Multicultural and International Life because it is rewarding to be part of the student journey as they grow personally and intellectually during their time at DePauw. In Loutfi’s spare time he plays soccer, racquetball and enjoys playing with his four dogs.
Director of Cultural Resource Centers, Violence Intervention/Prevention Project Coordinator
Jeannette attended the University of Texas –El Paso and received a degree in Political Science and Philosophy. She then attended Duke University and received a masters degree in Public Policy. When not expressing her love for all things Multicultural and International Life, Jeannette obsesses over Halloween.
Majorie (Lesley) Lytle
Office Manager of Spiritual Life
Lesley hails from the United Kingdom. She enjoys working in Multicultural and International Life because of the diverse student populations that she interacts with on a daily basis. In her spare time she enjoys keeping up with the latest technology, tennis and researching the Tudor area from 1485-1603.
Beth Ann Newton
Secretary of Multicultural and International Life
Beth Ann attended Indiana State University and received a degree in Geography in 1991. Beth Ann enjoys working in Multicultural and International Life because she values a college education and is interested in supporting young people who are pursuing a college degree. She likes the fact that Multicultural and International Life is never a boring place to work. In Beth Ann’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, her animals, volunteering as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and crafting with her friends.
Assistant Director of Campus Life & Cultural Resource Centers; Coordinator of LGBT Services
Vivie Nguyen completed her B.A. in Cognitive Sciences and minor in Biological Sciences at the University of California and M.A. in Counseling Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Vivie's deep commitment to her professional work was propelled by extensive exposure to the need for multicultural sensitivity and social justice that a number of colorful friendships and inspiring personal encounters instilled within her. These are a few of her favorite things: the smell of trees after the rain, corners of coffee shops, marine mammals, odd-but-endearing french films, conversations with curious children and wise/witty older folk, heaps of Indian food, and the magnetic moment between people when there is a very real, sense of understanding. Vivie has always felt that being quirky is a wonderful thing to be, well before it became a trend in pop culture!
Coordinator of the Compton Center for Peace and Justice and LGBT Student Services Coordinator
Valerie attended the University of Louisville and received a degree in Political Science and Biology in 2000. Valerie enjoys working in Multicultural and International Life because she enjoys working with active students on issues of social justice and peace. In Valerie’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Director of the Women’s Center
Sarah attended the State University of New York Brockport and received degree in English Literature in 1995. She then attended Kansas State University and received a masters degree in College Student Development in 1998. Sarah enjoys working in Multicultural Life because she has great colleagues who care deeply about all of the students, particularly those students from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups. Both students and staff who are part of Multicultural and International Life are creative, collaborative, and inspiriting to work with. In Sarah’s spare time she likes to check out live music and take walks at the DePauw Nature Park.
Director of Spiritual Life
Kate attended the College of Wooster and received a degree in Women’s Studies in 2001. She then attended Yale University and received a masters degree in Divinity in 2005. Kate enjoys working in Multicultural and International Life because she believes it is critical to equip students to work in a diverse context and enjoys having a direct hand in making sure that students graduate with the skills they need to be strong leaders and advocates for equality. In Kate’s spare time she enjoys swimming (you can usually find her in the pool during her lunch break) and knitting while she watches really bad television. In the winter time you can assume she is wearing a pair of hand knit socks.
Secretary of the Women's Center
Annie attended Marietta College and received a degree in English in 1996. She then attended Indiana Wesleyan University where she received a masters degree in Education in 2001. Annie enjoys working in Multicultural and International Life because she likes supporting students in a different way. After teaching in a public school setting for 13 years, she enjoys working with college students on personal level. In Annie’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, camping or taking special day trips. She also loves to read and tending to her flowers in the spring and summer months.