Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion

Professional Staff

 Danielle Carter, M.A.

 Director | | 216.397.1505

Danielle is Director of the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Southeast Missouri State University, where she completed her graduate work as well. She has a M.A. in Guidance and Counseling with an emphasis in Student Affairs.

She has been at JCU for four years and established a great mission and vision for the Center including helping to create a campus culture of openness, acceptance, and helping to create the student voice of the University. That is where her real passion lies. She views this as her life’s work and hopes to create a change in the world, one student at a time.

SRodezno Salomon Rodezno, M.Ed.

 Assistant Director | | 216.397.1583


Salo is Assistant Director of the Center and has been at JCU since 2011.   He supports students on a 1:1 basis and advises all cultural student organizations.  Salo develops programs, workshops, and presentations and he also teaches the following two course during the school year: AR 197 (Experiential College- Film in Cleveland) and AR 199 (Intergroup Dialogue- Finding Common Ground).  Lastly, he actively serves as a Hearing Officer in the University Hearing Board and the Sexual Harassment Board.

Salo’s M.Ed. is in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont, his B.A. in Visual Arts from the University of California San Diego, and he is a graduate of the Social Justice Training Institute.  Salo is currently serves as Secretary for the Ohio Consortium of Multicultural Centers in Higher Education.

 Carol Link

 Admin. Assistant | | 216.397.4185

Carol has had a great time working in the Center.  She is beginning her fifth year at JCU and can’t tell you what an enriching experience it has been!  The students coming to the Center are kind, friendly, passionate in their beliefs and opinions and always willing to go the extra mile.  Needless to say, there is never a dull moment at the Center!  Carol is excited to be working with our dedicated CSDI staff and assists the students visiting the Center in any way she can.

She is a University of California Los Angeles (Go Bruins!) graduate and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History.  She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at JCU.  She is a mom of three children — two just out of college and her third starting his junior year. She is a native of Ohio: having been in the Cleveland area for the past 15 years.

Student Staff

  • Douglas Hinchen, Class of 2017
  • Brittany Kincaid, Class of 2018
  • Mercedes Lewis, Class of 2016
  • Wanda Rosario, Class of 2017