About Us

Vision Statement

We are a leading center of Inclusive Excellence, committed to assuring that everyone feels a deep sense of pride, passion, and belonging.

Mission Statement

To facilitate processes, policies, community engagement, and strategic initiatives in the College of Agriculture that promote social justice, enhance cultural competency, and achieve the strategic goals of inclusive excellence.

Strategic Initiative of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the College of Agriculture

To advance new models of best practices, attending to core values and culture, for integrating diversity, equity and inclusive excellence into the living culture of the College.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Optimizing inclusive excellence is an active process through which we will achieve excellence in learning, teaching, student development, organizational functioning, and engagement in local and global communities. Practicing inclusive excellence requires us to uncover inequities in student success, identify effective educational practices and build such practices organically for sustained change.

Meet the OMP Team

Pamala Morris

Dr. Pamala Morris

Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Multicultural Programs & Professor of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication
"It is a distinct honor for me to welcome you to the Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP) in the College of Agriculture, where you can find information about the exemplary work that is being done in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout our college community. Diversity in all its forms is integral to the success of this institution. The College of Agriculture is a diverse and multicultural community that values, supports and i​​s accepting of differences; a community that continually strives to be equitable, fair and inclusive. This website will showcase best practices for diversity programs that work in our college, as well as across the university. A key goal for this website is to enhance communication and collaboration in the area of diversity, both across campus and in ​the surrounding communities."​​
Zachary Brown

Zachary "Zac" Brown M.S.

Assistant Director of Student Recruitment and Retention
765.476.9035 (cell)
"The Office of Multicultural Programs welcomes you to the College of Agriculture! We hope that you will engage with us through any number of our student-facing programs or initiatives, such as the DATA Graduate Committee, AGR 201, MANRRS, the Support for Success Program, and much more."
Amanda Mayes

Dr. Amanda Mayes

Assistant Director of Faculty and Staff Development

I am excited to join the Office of Multicultural Programs and I look forward to working with faculty and staff in our college. Stop by and see me if you are interested in building programs, curriculums, or research programs that build inclusivity in our college. I look forward to meeting you. 

Crenel Francis

Crenel Francis Jr.

Summer Programs and Outreach Coordinator

“Greetings from the Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP) in the College of Agriculture, and I welcome you to a space for diversity, creativity, and inclusiveness. I am pleased to work in the area of summer programs, recruitment, and outreach for our surrounding communities and students that would like to learn more about the College of Agriculture. The Cargill Purdue Agribusiness Science Academy welcomes different groups to our campus to experience the College. OMP’s website will share more information about the summer and Ag Discovery programs for you to engage in and share throughout your community!”

Melissa Funk

Melissa Funk

Administrative Assistant
"Welcome to the Office of Multicultural Programs in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University. As the Administrative Assistant for our office I am the first person to greet you and I am happy to assist you. Even if you don’t have a request of me I am thrilled to have visitors so please stop by and say hello, I look forward to meeting you."​​
Shreya Gandham

Shreya Gandham

Student Program Assistant

"Welcome to the Office of Multicultural Programs! I’m so happy to welcome you to a place where diversity blossoms throughout the entire college. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion have always been very important to me, and I am so glad that this office is here to help other minority students as well! Please feel free to stop by the office and say hello!"