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Shannon Archibeque-Engle

Education and Diversity Advisory Board

Dr. Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Colorado State University Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, is committed to fostering an equitable learning environment for students, faculty, and staff through education and evidence-based practices.  She has an active research agenda that is integrated into and informs her administrative and academic responsibilities. Her current portfolio encompasses university-wide initiatives including the Employee Climate Survey, the Consultation Team for Incidents of Bias, and Diversity Strategic Plans.  Dr. Archibeque-Engle utilizes mixed methods to provide evidence for equity and solution centered higher education practices.   Prior to her current role, Dr. Archibeque-Engle served as the Assistant Vice President for Assessment and Strategic Initiatives, and as the Colorado State University College of Agricultural Sciences Director of Diversity and Retention from October of 2013 to December 2017, after over eight years in the Department of Animal Sciences. 


As the first person to hold such a position within an academic unit at Colorado State University, she championed social justice focused and data informed policies and practices to bring the university mission of access and service to the lived experiences of faculty, staff, and students.  She has led diversity, equity, and inclusion and student success workshops for audiences from elementary schools to national professional development workshops and international conferences.  Dr. Archibeque-Engle’s award winning research focuses on an intersectional and critical analysis of higher education, particularly agricultural higher education, and she utilizes a variety of mixed methods including qualitative interviews, visual ethnography, quantitative analysis, and longitudinal assessment.  Shannon has a master of science in toxicology and a doctorate in higher education leadership, both from Colorado State University.   

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