Bennie Moses-Mesubed is currently the Multicultural Center Director at Eastern Oregon University where she works to develop comprehensive programs focused on diversity awareness, education, and to promote an inclusive educational environment that nurtures cross cultural communication and fosters the exchange of diverse perspectives and ideals. In addition, she works to advocate and provide support, resources and services for underrepresented students to enhance student learning, growth and academic success in order to meet institutional diversity strategic priorities. Bennie earned her Master’s in Business Administration degree at Eastern Oregon University. Over the years, she has been involved with different local and state groups/organizations such as the La Grande Shelter from the Storm, La Grande Oregon Rural Action, Arts East, Community Connection Transit Advisory committee, Oregon Community Foundation Scholarship committee. She currently serves as a board member for the Compact of Free Association National Alliance Board and as a Commissioner for the Oregon Commission on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs. She is passionate about diversity work and empowering people to build skills and a comfort level that allows them to engage in safe, yet thought provoking conversations on diversity. Bennie is a native of the Republic of Palau and has lived in La Grande, OR for over 20 years with her husband Clinton and 4 daughters – Cira, Kaiya, Jennah and Keana.
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