Case Western Reserve University has recently welcomed Naomi Sigg as the new director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Sigg graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a bachelor of arts in political science and a masters degree in college student personnel. Staying in the midwest, she then went to Washington University in St. Louis to serve as student involvement coordinator of multicultural affairs. Eventually she was promoted to the position of Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership.
Sigg has stressed diversity and inclusion throughout her career. At Washington University, she chaired a forum on diversity and inclusion, as well as chairing their social justice center and advising diversity groups.
So far, Sigg has felt a warm welcome from CWRU. She says that it’s been wonderful, and that she’s very grateful for the warm and welcoming students and staff. Everyone has been quick to help, which she says is indicative of the community here. So far she’s been getting her bearings, familiarizing herself with the various departments and offices at CWRU.
Her plans for the Office of Multicultural Affairs include being as collaborative as possible. She wants to get out and get to know as many people as possible, while everyone is sharing information and helping students. She noted that “We all support the same students” and believes that the staff should work together in its goals.
Sigg wants to emphasize that she has an open-door policy, and welcomes any student to come see her, whether it’s to talk about multicultural affairs, social justice or diversity.