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Diversity Team

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Vice President for Student Belonging, Chief Diversity Officer

Keith Hall is a Middle Tennessee native who started his higher education career in 2001 and joined APU in 2012. As vice president for student belonging and chief diversity officer at Azusa Pacific, Keith is a member of President’s Cabinet and provides strategic leadership and oversight of the Athletics Department, the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Student Affairs.

Hall also leads ongoing efforts to further cultivate a university culture and climate that enable the diverse demography of faculty, staff, and students at APU to thrive and experience belonging. To accomplish this goal, Keith is committed to working collaboratively with administrative, curricular, cocurricular, and student leaders to employ strategic initiatives that enrich the holistic experience of all students across the university system.

Prior to moving to Southern California, Keith was a psychology instructor at Tennessee State University and director of multicultural affairs at Lipscomb University. He earned a BS in Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University, an MS in Counseling Psychology at Tennessee State University, and an EdD in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine University.

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Executive Director, Military and Veteran Services

Everette Brooks responsible for the advancement of services to military-connected and veteran students throughout the APU system. Everette is charged with assessing current student support structures and services and with launching new initiatives in APU’s efforts to build community with and strengthen services to student veterans, Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets, active-duty personnel, Reserve/National Guard members, and all military-connected family members.

During his 12 years in the United States Army, Everette served in a variety of positions that utilized his gifts and skills to assist in creating and implementing a safe environment for military personnel and their families. Everette served our country at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium, for six years; at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, San Diego, for four years; and with the United States Army Veterinary Command at West Point, New York, for two years. Everette holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Park University and an MBA in International Business from Long Island University. He also holds the designation of Certified Professional - Food Safety (CP-FS) from the National Environmental Health Association.

Diversity Council

This Faculty Senate council affirms and values the nature of diversity and promotes the establishment and further support of university education policies, practices, and programs related to the understanding and appreciation of diversity from a biblical viewpoint. It represents the academic arena and extended community of the university in matters pertaining to diversity and community demographic balance.

Voting Members

Alan Oda, PhD (Chair)

School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences; Faculty Senate

Charles Chen, PhD

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Sam Girguis, PsyD

School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

Angela Guta, PhD

School of Education

Christine Kern, PhD

Honors College


Ishmael Lopez Medel, PhD

College of the Arts

Sanggon Nam, PhD, MS

School of Nursing

Jihye Oh, PhD

School of Business and Management

Jessica Wong, PhD

School of Theology

Evelyn Shimazu Yee, MLIS

University Libraries

Nonvoting Members

Everette Brooks, MBA

Office of Military and Veteran Services

Keith Hall, EdD

Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer

Nori Henk, PhD

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Faculty Moderator

Office of the Vice President for Student Belonging, Chief Diversity Officer

Location: Ronald Building, Room 164
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (626) 387-5821

Office of Military and Veteran Services

Location: Ronald Building, Room 161
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: (626) 815-4617

Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity

Location: South Side of Cougar Walk, Across from Starbucks
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3720