Debra K. Lasich
Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Colorado School of Mines

Executive II Panelist
Debra K. Lasich is the associate vice president for Diversity and Inclusion at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). She is responsible for coordinating and leading efforts to establish inclusive excellence as a core value throughout the campus community. Prior to this position, she served for 14 years as the executive director for the Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (WISEM) Program where she provided direction and leadership to increase the number of female students, faculty, and staff at CSM; educated the community on gender issues; and served as a thought leader regarding women’s issues in the areas of science and engineering education and employment. Lasich has held other administrative leadership positions including the roles of registrar and assistant to the provost at Nebraska Wesleyan University, and director of Academic and Student Affairs at the Women’s College at the University of Denver. She has also taught, presented, and consulted in the areas of leadership, professional development, communication styles, and gender issues. In addition, she has served on various National Science Foundation grants, including the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Grant and the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Trainee Grant.