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Dr. Shari Clarke is a nationally recognized award-winning diversity educator with over 25 years of expertise. Clarke currently serves as the inaugural Vice President for Diversity & Chief Diversity Officer at Eastern Washington University.
Clarke states she is committed to providing voice and visibility to individuals and groups who have historically been overlooked and not included at the table. An avid writer Clarke has written multiple think pieces and articles including how Twilight Teaches Cultural Diversity based on the popular Twilight vampire series.
Clarke holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Nebraska, an MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and a BA in Sociology from Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee.
Clarke is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and serves on the board of Directors for the YWCA Spokane, the City of Spokane Mayor’s Advisory Council and is an Honorary Commander at Fairchild Air force. Clarke and her husband are the parents of two sons: Austin, a graduate of Marshall University, and Iain, who attends Eastern Washington University. Clarke is also a bonus Mom to Gina and John. Dr. Clarke describes herself as a hoop mom and a Power Shopper!
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Our Commitment to Diversity
At Eastern Washington University, we
are committed to a campus climate that
welcomes and respects diversity. These
efforts are championed by our campus
leadership and the Office for Diversity
and Inclusion. EWU is a microcosm of
society reflecting diversity of people,
ideas, beliefs and philosophies.
Eastern Washington University is
located in the city of Cheney, WA, a
thriving small town community located
17 miles southwest of Spokane. The
Cheney community provides a rural,
family friendly atmosphere and home to
its EWU Eagles.
Nearby Spokane, WA, is the financial,
cultural and retail center for a large area
of Washington, Idaho and Western
Montana known as the Inland
Northwest. Spokane, the 2nd largest city
in the state of Washington, lives up to
its tagline, “Near Nature, Near Perfect.”
The Spokane-Cheney area offers the
benefits of residing in a metropolitan
area, including a rich arts and culture
scene, with nearby opportunities for
small town living.