Precious D. Elmore-Sanders, Ph.D.

Dr. Precious D. Elmore-Sanders, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for the Division of Institutional Diversity
Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs
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Dr. Precious Elmore-Sanders is the Associate Vice President for the Division of Institutional Diversity and Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. She is a proud double alum of Oklahoma State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Family Relations and Child Development and Master’s degree in special education. Dr. Elmore-Sanders went on to complete her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in Multicultural Special Education with a minor in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. She began her career in early childhood education but after working in residence life realized her passion for working in higher education. In addition to residence life, she has also worked as an academic counselor/coordinator of tutoring services in intercollegiate athletics (The University of Texas at Austin), coordinator of disability services (Huston-Tillotson University), and as a research assistant (The University of Texas at Austin-Texas Center for Disability Studies).

Dr. Elmore-Sanders has also worked as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Special Education and is currently the co-facilitator for the Provost’s Faculty Development Initiative: Teaching and Assessing Diversity in Your Class. She serves on a number of university committees and is a member of the Stillwater United Way Board of Directors. 

As an undergraduate student, Dr. Elmore-Sanders benefited greatly from the Office of Multicultural Affairs (formerly Multicultural Development and Assessment Center). She always wanted to come back to Oklahoma State and help make a difference in students' lives, particularly those from diverse backgrounds. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to impact students. The best part of her position is being able to not only build relationships with the students but also other departments on campus in order to work together to make sure that students have the best experience possible.