Vice President for Inclusive Excellence at Texas State University
Gigi Secuban, EdD, serves as the inaugural vice president for inclusive excellence at Texas State University.
In this inaugural role, Secuban guides and coordinates diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) efforts to foster an inclusive and equitable environment, where students of all backgrounds and identities feel safe and valued, can learn and grow, and achieve their fullest potential.
Secuban comes to Texas State from Ohio University, where she served as vice president for diversity and inclusion. While at Ohio University, she led the university to five straight years as an INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award winner.
Between 2012 and 2018, she served as associate vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has been responsible for DEIA efforts, providing educational opportunities for students, faculty, and staff around the various dimensions of diversity and intersections of identities. She has also overseen cultural and resource centers, created and promoted an inclusive excellence strategic plan with university partners, fundraised to support DEIA, and elevated DEIA through branding and assessing the campus climate.
Secuban also served 15 years at the University of Arkansas in various capacities, including senior associate director for the Freshman Engineering Program, director of the University’s Multicultural Center, and director of student affairs and diversity services in the College of Education and Health Professions.
Secuban earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in health science and community health, and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas.