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Tracey Ray Robinson, Ph.D.

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer


Dr. Tracey Robinson began serving as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Office at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2018. She has 20 years of experience working in higher education in both academic and student affairs. A social psychologist by training, she’s held faculty appointments in Counselor Education and Africana studies and served as Assistant Vice Provost for Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion prior to coming to West Chester. She received her bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degrees from North Carolina State University.

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Lynn Klingensmith, Esq.

Director for Equity and Compliance

Title IX Coordinator

ADA Coordinator


Lynn Klingensmith serves as the Director for Equity and Compliance, as well as the Title IX and ADA Coordinator.  She has over 25 years of Student Affairs experience from both public and private universities, and joined WCU in 2002. Lynn earned a BA in Juvenile Corrections, an M. Ed. in Higher Education and Administration from Kent State University, and a J.D. from Temple University.

Meg Hazel

Meg Hazel, Esq. M.A.

Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity and Title IX Investigator


Meg Hazel joined WCU in May 2019 and serves as an assistant director and investigator.  Prior to coming to WCU, Meg worked at the South Carolina Department of Education as Deputy General Counsel and Lead Complaint Investigator.  She also taught courses at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  Meg earned her B.A., M.A., and J.D. from the University of South Carolina and her third degree blackbelt from Zen Shotokai Karate Dojo School of Karate.

Steph Abdalla

Stephanie (Steph) Abdalla, M.S.

Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity & Title IX Investigator


Steph Abdalla joined WCU in September 2019 and serves as an assistant director and investigator. Prior to coming to WCU, she worked at various universities throughout the Mid-Atlantic, primarily in Residence Life. Steph has Bachelor’s Degrees from The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration from Drexel University. She is currently enrolled in law school at Seton Hall University with plans to graduate in May 2022.

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Hiram G. Martinez, MPA

Assistant Director/Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives


Hiram Martinez joined WCU in January 2016 and serves as an assistant director/coordinator of diversity initiatives.  Prior to coming to WCU, Mr. Martinez worked at Millersville University for 15 years within the Office for Social Equity & Diversity and Center for Student Involvement & Leadership.  Mr. Martinez earned a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in political science from Bloomsburg University and a master of public administration (MPA) degree from The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) - Captial College.  He also holds a PSU graduate certificate in public sector human resources management.

Sarah Ryan

Sarah Ryan, M.S.

Compliance and Database Coordinator


Sarah Ryan is the Compliance and Database Coordinator for the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She is responsible for maintaining the confidential office database and the accuracy and detail of all records related to discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct reports and complaints. Sarah is the first point of contact for students requesting information, support and resources related to the Sexual Misconduct policy and process. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Mansfield University and a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs from WCU. Sarah’s prior experience includes serving as a University Hearing Officer (Student Conduct) and a 911 Operator for local municipality.


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Tanya (Taz) Browne

Administrative Assistant


Taz Browne is responsible for providing administrative, programmatic and budget management support to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  Taz's commitment to supporting the mission of West Chester University has spanned over 32 years.  While her career at West Chester began in Human Resources, most of her time at the university has been spent supporting work that fosters a more diverse, inclusive and welcoming campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  

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