Unit Offices

OED is comprised of offices that work together—and in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and administrators—to educate and serve all members of the University community.

  • Smiling student at the MCAE Kickoff
    Students at MCAE Kickoff
  • Women's Center Students
    Photo of two students from the Women's Center
  • Large group of students at MCAE Kickoff
    Large group of students at MCAE Kickoff
  • Photo of students performing on stage
    Students on stage
  • Group photo of Feminist Friday with the Gender and Sexuality Center
    Feminist Friday with the Gender and Sexuality Center


Sharon Banks, director

The Office for Business & Community Economic Development is a social enterprise that leverages University assets and resources to provide solutions to social-economic problems in urban areas.


Tina Marisam, director

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action is committed to eliminating individual and systemic barriers that inhibit individuals and groups from attaining equal access to University of Minnesota employment, education, programs, and services.


Tamar Gronvall, director

The Office for Conflict Resolution provides an integrated conflict management system for University employees who have workplace concerns. 


finn j. schneider, interim director

The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life improves the campus climate for all University students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors by developing and supporting more inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality


Anitra Cottledge, director

The Women’s Center advances gender equity across identities; educating and inspiring feminist leaders, advancing an empowering intellectual environment, and advocating for an equitable University culture and community.


Donna Johnson, director

The Disability Resource Center promotes access and equity for all students, faculty, staff and guests of the University, through design of innovative learning and working environments and collaborative education and partnership with the University community.


Fernando "Fernie" Rodriguez, director

The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence develops and fosters inclusive learning for undergraduates at the University of Minnesota through educational support programs and community engagement and cultural activities.