Erik S. Farley graduated from Denison University in 2003 with a bachelor of arts degree in history. He earned a master of arts in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University (EMU), where his experience included two years as an academic intervention specialist in EMU's Holman Learning Center and an administrative internship in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Ursuline College.
Farley's work at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., as the Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs, included serving as the administrative department head for the Office of Multicultural Affairs and director of their Diversity Center. His primary objective was to actively develop and sustain various aspects of multiculturalism throughout the university and Fox Cities communities in general, and the division of Student Affairs in particular. He established working relationships with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community agencies based on the importance of diversity in leadership development. He also helped establish Lawrence’s Posse Foundation, Inc. partnership with the New York site office.
Currently, Farley serves as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs at Denison University. His responsibilities include providing the overall design and coordination of programming with regard to diversity and multi-cultural relations. He organizes and conducts the Paving the Way pre-orientation to assist traditionally underrepresented student populations in transitioning to the academic, cultural and social climate at Denison University, as well as collaborates with other academic and administrative offices in collecting, analyzing and disseminating data on multi-cultural students including longitudinal retention studies. Farley also oversees the Posse program at Denison as its Program Director.
Emily Henson graduated from Miami University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Latin American Studies. Her current responsibilities include creating programs with regard to diversity and multi-cultural relations. She assists both the Director of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs, Erik S. Farley, and the Director of International Student Services, Marilyn Andrew. She currently lives in Granville with her two dogs, Loki and Eevee.
Beth White earned her B.A. from The Ohio State University. Currently, she is the Administrative Assistant for the Offices of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs and International Student Services, now known as the Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement. Beth previously worked in Denison’s Alumni Relations office helping to coordinate alumni reunions and club events. Prior to coming to Denison, Beth worked for Ohio University as the Academic College Coordinator for off-campus programs. A native to Granville, Ohio, Beth cares deeply about the community and its residents. She is married and has three sons.