Amy Salinas Westmoreland, M.Ed.

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Departments and Programs

Multicultural Student Services, Black Student Coalition, Ethnic Student Center


As Western’s inaugural Director of Multicultural Student Services, Westmoreland manages the Ethnic Student Center, Student Advocacy and Identity Resource Center, Black Student Coalition and is charged with the development of a Latine Identity Center, Asian American & Pacific Islander Identity Center, Undocumented Student Services, and Social Justice Resource Center. Born and raised in Racine, WI, Amy has lived throughout the country (WI, PA, CA, WA), and now calls Bellingham home. Amy has been a leader in higher education for twelve years with her previous positions including Assistant Director of Social Justice Programs at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of Assessment for the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity at Penn State. The foundation of Amy’s work is creating accessible, equitable, and inclusive spaces that celebrate and amplify the voices of BIPOC, QTPOC, and other marginalized communities. Amy earned her B.A. in English and Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at Penn State. She serves on the Directorate Board for the ACPA Commission for Assessment and Evaluation and is a member of the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association Council. Amy identifies as Black and Mexican and first generation. She loves spending time with friends and family and traveling both domestically and internationally. On her downtime, you can find Amy at a local bookstore, enjoying a good meal with loved ones, relaxing near the water, painting, or doting on Samuel Salinas Westmoreland (the cat).