At this time our office is working through the Student Equity and Engagement Center. Please use the contact information below to connect.


Contact Information

Business Hours
Fall and Winter semesters: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
During Summer months:  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  EST

Campus Location
3001 C.B. Hedgcock.

Mailing Address
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855

Office Phone (906) 227-1554

Office Staff

Ms. Leora Tadgerson

Interim Director - Student Equity and Engagement Center



Phone: (906) 227-1557

Originally from Negaunee, and a proud tribal citizen of Gnoozhikaaning - Bay Mills MI, and Wiikwemkoong First Nations of Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Leora is the Interim Director of the Student Equity and Engagement Center and assisting with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s in Art and Design. 

Currently, Leora is a Masters of Education candidate in Education Administration: Native American Education Administration and Supervision. She also teaches Indigenous Studies with the Center for Native American Studies, with a concentration in Anishinaabe language, and serves as President on the Board of Directors with the Native Justice Coalition. In her free time she can be found with her two sons.


NMU Leora Tadgerson

Dr. Weronika Kusek

Faculty Liaison, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Equity and Engagement Center.


Additional Title: Associate Professor of Geography, EEGS Department 

Weronika Kusek