Reynolds School Diversity Committee

Open inquiry, freedom of expression and respect for difference are fundamental to a comprehensive and dynamic education. The RSJ Diversity Committee is comprised of faculty members who are committed to upholding these ideals by fostering an environment that is conducive to exploring, engaging and expressing diverse perspectives and respecting diverse identities.

As such, the RSJ Diversity Committee develops proactive initiatives to strengthen or uphold these ideals across RSJ programs and curricula. The committee works in conjunction with the RSJ Student Diversity Advisory Panel to solicit student input on diversity initiatives within the school.

Mission Statement

To have a measurable impact on the recruitment, retention, graduation rates, employability and graduate school acceptances of Reynolds School students and alumni, particularly those from diverse backgrounds.

Current Members

  • Vanessa Vancour (Chair)
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Sheila Peuchaud
  • Myrton Running Wolf
Professor Vanessa Vancour

Vancour, Vanessa

Editor, Noticiero Móvil

Office Location: RSJ 215A Office Phone Number: (775) 682-7642 Vanessa is a former TV anchor with a passion for community-based storytelling. She loves journalism, culture, and believes in living an integrated life. Since 2015, Vanessa has been building the first bilingual, Spanish-English newsroom for journalism students at the Reynolds School of Journalism. Noticiero Móvil is an innovative program […]

Paul Mitchell

Mitchell, Paul

Coordinator, Recruiting and Retention

Office Location: RSJ 301C Office Phone Number: (775) 784-4563 Paul Mitchell is the recruitment and retention coordinator and also teaches in the Reynolds School. In his role as recruitment and retention coordinator Paul oversees recruiting of new and transfer students and manages retention programs to ensure the academic success of Reynolds School students. Mitchell received […]

Sheila Peuchard

Peuchaud, Sheila

Assistant Professor, Strategic Communication

Office Location: RSJ 215F Office Phone Number: 775-784-4183 Sheila Peuchaud joined the Reynolds School in 2015, bringing expertise in strategic communication and health communication, particularly as it relates to gender and ethnic identity in the international context. Sheila’s research focuses on the ways women use social media to meet their health care information needs, and to […]

Myrton Running Wolf

Running Wolf, Myrton

Assistant Professor, Race and Media

Dr. Myrton Running Wolf holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, a Master of Arts degree from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, and a Ph.D. in Theater and Performance Studies from Stanford University. Behind-the-scenes, Myrton worked in Production Management for Walt Disney Studio’s […]