Diversity, equity, and inclusion at W. P. Carey

At Arizona State University, we measure ourselves by whom we include and how they succeed. Because of that fundamental promise, DEI is a core tenet and initiative in the W. P. Carey School of Business strategic plan — our comprehensive roadmap for the future. This page highlights some of our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, which will continue to be expanded in the years to come. Welcome! We’re glad you’re here.

Who we are

We are the W. P. Carey School of Business, Where Business is Personal. Each student, each faculty member, and each employee matters, intrinsically, as a human being. We unequivocally state our support for members of our community, no matter their race, ethnicity, religion, citizenship, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, size, or dis/ability status, and for others who live at the margins. You are welcome at W. P. Carey.

Indigenous land acknowledgment

The W. P. Carey School of Business acknowledges the 22 Tribal Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral homelands of many Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa), whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today and provides a guide for our relationship with these lands in the future. W. P. Carey acknowledges the sovereignty of these tribal nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for American Indian students, and to work alongside Indigenous people in business practices and knowledges that support Native experiences and prosperity.

DEI Council

The W. P. Carey DEI Council is a group of employees from a broad array of units and departments who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture at W. P. Carey. The council meets monthly, and focuses on driving school initiatives to meet faculty, staff, and student needs.

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Council leadership

Jeffrey Wilson

Jeffrey Wilson
Associate Dean of Inclusive Excellence

Manjira Datta

Manjira Datta
Faculty Director of Inclusive Excellence

Jennifer Mareiro

Jennifer Mareiro
Staff Director of Inclusive Excellence

Anette Fabiola Cardenas Steplewski

Anette Fabiola Cardenas Steplewski
Student Director of Inclusive Excellence

Ohad Kadan

Not only do we want to practice DEI, but as a school, we also want to contribute to DEI objectives through our teaching and research. Students should graduate from W. P. Carey having felt belonging, no matter their background, and ready to create belonging in their careers.

Ohad Kadan (Charles J. Robel Dean, Professor of Finance and W. P. Carey Distinguished Chair, W. P. Carey Dean's Office)

Council members

  • Hina Arora (Information Systems)
  • Daniel Gruber (Dean's Office/Management and Entrepreneurship)
  • Lora Koretz (Management and Entrepreneurship)
  • Eldar Maksymov (Accountancy)
  • Luiz Mesquita (GPO/Management and Entrepreneurship)
  • Gopalakrishnan Mohan (Dean's Office/Supply Chain Management)
  • Douglas Olsen (Marketing)
  • Adegoke Oke (Supply Chain Management)
  • Amy Ostrom (Dean's Office/Marketing)
  • Michele Pfund (Dean's Office/Undergraduate Programs Office)
  • Alexis Villacis Aveiga (Agribusiness)
  • Emily Beach (Marketing and Communications)
  • Alysha Binion (Graduate Programs Office)
  • Michael Connelly (Graduate Programs Office)
  • Olivia Del Viscio (W. P. Carey Career Services Center)
  • Tessa Etzioni (Online Academic Services)
  • Nyomi Gruber (Human Resources)
  • Kimberly Jones (Undergraduate Programs Office)
  • Stacey Lippert (Graduate Programs Office)
  • Brianna Miloz (W. P. Carey Career Services Center)
  • Samantha Munguia (Financial Accounting and Operations)
  • Karla Pace (Marketing and Communications)
  • John Thompson (Undergraduate Programs Office)


ASU’s Office of Inclusive Excellence defines diversity in terms of representation and inclusion. Representation reflects the extent to which our students, staff, faculty, and administrators proportionately reflect the regional and national populations served by our public institution. Inclusion encompasses empowerment and voice among all members of the university community in the areas of scholarship, teaching, learning, and governance.

We recognize that race and gender historically have been markers of diversity in institutions of higher education; we further believe that diversity includes additional categories such as socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, nationality, and intellectual perspective.

Equity is a term often conflated with equality, but it is not the same. Whereas equality refers to sameness and, more specifically, the sameness of resources and opportunities, equity recognizes the history of inequality promoted by laws, policies, and social practices that may have advantaged certain groups while simultaneously preventing members of other groups from accessing similar resources.

Equity refers to a system where unequal goods are redistributed to create systems, policies, laws, and social practices that share a greater likelihood of becoming more equal. It is important to note that equity refers to both a process and an outcome and involves decision makers along with other stakeholders in a system to rise against power dynamics to ensure equitable opportunity and access for different identity groups.

A conscious effort to create an environment where any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued. Inclusion also incorporates diversity in leadership and decision making. This is a process that reflects the dignity of all people. And inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people.


Explore current W. P. Carey data and demographics, from the 2022-2023 school year.

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What we are doing

From dedicated career resources for multicultural communities to impactful research on DEI — we realize that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not something you say, but something you do.

Career resources

The W. P. Carey Career Services Center maintains specific resource pages for several multicultural communities. We encourage students to explore their options, and reach out to a career coach to learn more:

How to get involved

No matter where you come from, W. P. Carey is excited to support you on the road to what’s next. Together, we are transforming the world through access, excellence, and innovation in business knowledge.



Creating a welcoming, inclusive environment is at the heart of what we do at the W. P. Carey School of Business and ASU. Here you’ll find resources and groups for current students and employees.

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Current students

For undergraduate students, there are 35+ clubs and organizations at W. P. Carey, including resource groups for students from a variety of backgrounds. W. P. Carey graduate students can find community through a number of organizations, including special interest groups.

For international students International Student Engagement supports, advocates, and designs experiences from admission to graduation and beyond. ISE offers personal and professional development outside of class, including global celebrations and opportunities to build your community and leadership skills.

For student veterans, the Pat Tillman Veterans Center is ASU’s military-affiliated student headquarters for support and connection. The center assists active-duty, veteran, and veteran-dependent students with their military education benefits — and offers programs, events, and a place where student veterans can connect with and support each other. Explore W. P. Carey stories featuring student and alumni veterans.

Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services (SAILS) is the central campus resource for students with disabilities. SAILS works to create a culture of access and inclusion by collaborating with faculty and campus partners, as well as using universal design principles.

Explore even more resources and groups across Arizona State University:


Did you know that the W. P. Carey School of Business offers DEI training and resources for employees? Visit our employee website for upcoming dates and details.

The African and African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) welcomes faculty, staff, students, and administrators of all backgrounds. AAFSA believes that the advancement of Black and African descended people in their professional and academic development is essential to the greater good of Arizona and the United States.

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) supports success through education and empowerment. CSW identifies and advocates for needed changes in the university environment, in order to enhance opportunities for women and underrepresented groups.

The Committee for Campus Inclusion fosters an inclusive and supportive community that welcomes, respects, and honors the rich diversity of ASU and those we serve.

The Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association (CLFSA) was founded in 1970, and has maintained a strong presence at ASU in the years since. They seek to be a leader in addressing issues that are important to the Latino community.

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