Irissa B. Baxter, M.A.

Coordinator of Women's and LGBTQ Affairs

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Division of Institutional Diversity

240 Student Union 

405.744.2127

irissa.baxter@okstate.edu

 

Irissa Baxter is the Coordinator of Women’s and LGBTQ Affairs in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), and she is both Oklahoman born and raised and the daughter of an OSU alumnus. She received her Bachelor of Arts at Hampshire College in Massachusetts and her Master of Arts from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Her academic career focused on the history of systems of oppression and how they interact with gender, sexuality, and racial identities. She believes that diversity-centered programming not only expands students’ perspectives within and without the OSU community, but also allows traditionally underrepresented students to have voice and representation. Irissa believes that every student has a different path to greatness and that her job is to guide them along this path and support and advocate for them whenever necessary. She is passionate and dedicated to social equity in academia and beyond and tries to embody this in all of her work with the students, faculty, and staff of OSU. Irissa also serves as one of three OSU Sexual Assault Victim Advocates, where she serves students in traumatic situations with passionate and competent care.