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Wes Shaffer

 Board Member

Pronouns: They, Them, Their


Wes Shaffer is a graduate of Trine University where they played basketball and lacrosse while obtaining a bachelor’s of Exercise Science. Wes later traveled to the University of East London to play basketball while obtaining their master’s degree in applied Sport and Exercise Science. Over the course of 4 years, Wes coached women’s basketball while establishing the first LGBTQ+ Center for Indiana University Kokomo. Today, Wes serves as the Coordinator of Prism here in the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement. Withing their role, Wes provides the campus with a safe space for all gender identities/ expressions and sexual orientation. The office provides and supports our campus community with educational resources, training opportunities, and awareness programs to accommodate the intersecting identities within our Southern Miss community. Some of Wes’s favorite things include tiny houses, traveling, hiking, art and reading.


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