Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity Office

In 1838, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. During the post-Civil war period, Westfield became known for educating freed African-Americans.

Today we continue to honor our history by recruiting student, faculty and staff whose range of lifestyles, cultures, talents and global perspectives enrich Westfield’s academic and community life.

Westfield State University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff dedicated to teaching and working in a multi-cultural environment. A tradition of opportunity for 170 years: the University continues to be open to all regardless of class, gender or race since Westfield’s founding, and distinguished by educating freed African-Americans in the post-Civil War era. The University strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Policies and Procedures:

The Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Office is under the purview of the Human Resources Division.

Contact Information:

Rafael Bonés
Assistant Vice President
Human Resources and Affirmative Action
The Horace Mann Center
333 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA  01086-1630
Tel. (413) 572-8277 Fax (413) 572-5628

Evelyn Soucie
Associate Director
Human Resources and Affirmative Action
The Horace Mann Center
333 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA  01086-1630
Tel. (413) 572-5637 Fax (413) 572-5628


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