Dr. Raymond F. Reyes is currently serves as the Associate Academic Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He has also served as the Interim Director for Gonzaga University’s Center for Global Engagement. Prior to these administrative appointments he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Gonzaga University. He had a joint appointment teaching classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level for the Department of Teacher Education and the Department of Administration, Curriculum & Instruction (ACI). He has taught graduate leadership classes in the School of Professional Studies.
For the College of Arts and Sciences, he has taught undergraduate courses Sociology, Religious Studies and Philosophy. For the School of Business he has taught a graduate seminar for the MBA program on tribal leadership. All of these courses have issues of human rights, equity and justice at their heart. Prior to this faculty appointment he was the Executive Director of Gonzaga University's Northwest Indian Education Technical Assistance Center Three. The Center provided technical assistance and training to 200 school districts in 7 western states. Raymond has been with the Gonzaga University since academic year 1987-1988.
Prior to coming to Gonzaga University, he served as the Administrative Director for the Coeur 'D Alene Tribe of Idaho. He has 33 years of experience in Indian Education and professional development training. Raymond has conducted hundreds of training and technical assistance seminars throughout the United States, Zambia, Mexico, Colombia and Canada. His areas of scholarship and expertise are institutional diversity planning, implementation and assessment, optimizing organizational performance through intercultural competence and multicultural literacy, human development and learning, leadership development, culturally responsive teaching, and Ignatian Pedagogy.
Dr. Reyes is a certified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a valid and reliable assessment instrument that measures both individual and group intercultural competence. His current area of institutional research is campus climate assessment and developing organizational diversity “program audits” using the Diversity Equity Scorecard Model. Raymond has delivered workshops and seminars addressing the following topics: multicultural education; emotional intelligence, diversity and organizational change; application of neuroscience research (brain-based learning) to the classroom; healing and recovery (alcohol and drug education); cultural competency in counseling psychology; working with at-risk youth; Ignatian spirituality and leadership development; Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence; talented and gifted program development; team building using laughter, humor and play; organizational development issues (strategic planning) and numerous other topics addressing culturally related academic needs.
During the summer of 1994 Raymond conducted classes at the US Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs on sports psychology and optimal performance for 55 Native American male and female elite runners. Working with a team of consultants, he was a primary author and assisted in publishing a comprehensive training curriculum guide for the Native American Sports Council, a member of the USOTC.
Raymond has published numerous articles and chapters in books on such topics as leadership theory, program evaluation, school reform and multicultural education, diversity and equity, storytelling, and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) student populations. He has delivered numerous keynote addresses at various international, national, regional, state conferences and research symposiums.
He has done process consultation work and professional development seminars with hospitals, schools, business, churches, and a diverse number of government agencies. He is a founding board member of Gonzaga University’s Institute for Hate Studies. During Fall Semester 2003 Dr. Reyes was a visiting professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa teaching doctoral seminars for the Department of Economic and Management Sciences. He is currently actively involved with Gonzaga University’s study abroad programs in Zambia, Africa.
Raymond is the proud father of a twenty one-year old son, a nineteen-year old daughter and a twelve old son. These three angels are the master teachers in his life who offer the critical lessons on what it means to be human. In 1996 he was awarded the Eugene T. Carothers Human Relations Award for outstanding service in the fields of human rights and human relations by the National School Public Relations Association. In 1999, Gonzaga University named Raymond the Tucker Memorial Lecturer and he delivered a presentation on organizational mission at a Jesuit University entitled: “Hope: Spirit of the Hive for Soul’s Journey Through Organizational Life.”
Historically, Raymond’s community work in the Spokane area includes serving on the Spokane Task Force on Race Relations, United Way, Thin Air Public Radio and Leadership Spokane Board of Directors. For seven years he produced and hosted three community access cable TV programs, i.e., “On Being Human,” “Tribal Voices,” and “Diversity Works.” He loves to run and has successfully completed eleven 26.2-mile marathon road races.