OUR MISSION: The Wright State University Rainbow Alliance is a student organization that supports the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Ally (GLBTQA) community through educational, social, outreach, and advocacy programming.
We do not discriminate on the basis of, age, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, sex, or sexual orientation. All are welcome in the Rainbow Alliance office.
Our E-Board (Executive Board), which pretty much makes all the big decisions, consists of:
My name is Andy Macy and I hold the Internal Affairs position for Rainbow Alliance. I am a senior accounting major and have been involved in Rainbow Alliance since I was a freshman. Rainbow Alliance to me means respect, safety, and fun. I love this organization and the entire community as a whole at Wright State and I couldn't imagine seeing myself anywhere else.
Dr. Rick Danals
My name is Rick Danals. I joined the WSU family in September 2004. I have worked at Kent State University, Hiram College, Ohio University and The University of Akron and have held positions in student activities, student unions, and student affairs administrations since 1986. I received a Bachelor's of Science in Industrial Management from The University of Akron, a Master's of Education in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel from Kent State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University. I am the current co-advisor and also served as advisor for rainbow from 2004-2008. "I enjoy working with RA students and helping them grow with their leadership responsibilities and personal development. I look forward to my work every day! I find it energizing to work with students in this collaborative and creative environment."
My name is Susan Vance and I am the co-advisor for Rainbow Alliance. I joined the Student Activities staff in July 2012 as the Graduate Assistant for GLBTQA Initiatives. In my role I will supervise the GLBTQA Resource Room, coordinate the Panel Program, co-advise Rainbow Alliance and develop and implement programs and services for the GLBTQA community. I was born and raised in Dayton. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wright State and am continuing my education in the Master of Education program in Student Affairs in Higher Education. “I am thrilled to be working with students again. I’ve had other careers, but none have provided me with the personal satisfaction that I gain while helping students achieve their goals.”