Region IV-West Representative, SCIHE KC
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer/Director, Intercultural Engagement
MidAmerica Nazarene University
LaDonna McCullough, MA, is the director of intercultural engagement at MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) in Olathe, Kansas and is the NASPA IV-West Socioeconomic and Class Issues Representative.
As the diversity and inclusion officer for MNU, LaDonna provides leadership in the development and implement of an intercultural engagement strategic plan that undergirds biblical diversity. Through partnerships on faculty and staff development initiatives that foster brave spaces, cultural responsive and relevant decision-making, and diverse learning environments, LaDonna coach’s faculty and staff through cultural proficiency trainings, 1:1 technical consulting and programmatic efforts.
In 2017, LaDonna was selected two participate in the second Diversity and Disability Fellows cohort, the Administration for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) grant funded research program supported by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). She specializes in diversity and inclusion program design centered on enhancing accessibility, inclusion and cultural competency frameworks within institutions. She is a skilled cultural competency technical assistant consultant providing cultural proficiency team development and executive coaching for transformative organizational change to educational, non-profit, and public-sector institutions.
LaDonna also serves as a planning council member for the Cultural Competency Collective of Greater Kansas City and chairs the Collective’s Cultural Competency Technical Assistance (TA) Work Group lending her skillset and thought leadership to equity initiatives in the community.