Yolanda Zepeda

Assistant Provost, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Ohio State University

Yolanda Zepeda is assistant provost for Diversity and Inclusion. In her work, she advocates for a more diverse and inclusive campus, overseeing a broad set of programs in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and coordinating diversity efforts in partnership with academic units on campus. Yolanda also actively nurtures community partnerships to promote best practices for recruiting and supporting the success of underrepresented students, faculty, and staff. The targeted programs that she oversees support single parent students, leadership development for women of color, LGBTQ students, Latina and Latino student success, and students in STEM disciplines. She also manages publications for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, including the Drum and ¿Qué Pasa, OSU? magazines. Prior to joining the staff of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Yolanda worked at the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the academic consortium of the Big Ten Universities. There she led academic collaborations, particularly those in the area of international education, Asian American and American Indian Studies, and graduate education and diversity.