Meet Our Team

Myranda Louis JeanMyranda Louis Jean (she/her) has been at William Paterson University for 5 years and brings 11+ years of experience within higher education. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication from Temple University in Philadelphia and her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College in NYC. In her capacity as Assistant Director for Student Diversity & Inclusion, Myranda steers and manages projects and initiatives that support retention, student engagement, and equity-minded practices for the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, the Black Cultural Center, and the Center for Latinidad.  Through cross-collaboration efforts, diversity programming, and the mentorship program she will lead efforts with CDI Peer Mentors and CDI Student Ambassadors to expand resources and safe spaces for all students. Myranda is passionate about advocating for students and building great relationships with them. When she is not in the office you can catch her on a plane, as she is a lover of any Caribbean beach!

Administrative Office Located in UC 313. 


Denise Ginyard-PottsDenise Ginyard-Potts (she/her) has been a part of WP for almost 10 years. She started her journey on campus assisting and advocating for students at the Counseling, Health & Wellness Center.   As students gravitated towards her friendly and warm personality, she became a “mom away from home” to many.  Denise is enthusiastic about the health and well-being of our students and enjoys supporting them in various capacities. In her role as Program Assistant, Denise provides support for events, supervision to student employees, and administrative oversite of the office’s daily functions at the Black Cultural Center, the Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion, and the Center for Latinidad. She also monitors the Social Justice Leadership Badge Program, which provides students the opportunity to gain diversified leadership skills and qualify for an honors cord during graduation.

Administrative Office located in UC 313.


Gabriela Juarez (she/they) is a first-year graduate student in the Clinical and Counseling Psychology Masters program at William Paterson University. Gabriella is excited to be a graduate assistant at the Center for Diversity & Inclusion and work with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Following  one of Walt Disney's main philosophies in life “Do your best work, then try to trump it.”, Gabriella is passionate and strives to advocate and work with youth in marginalized communities where there exists a stigma for mental health.  During her leisure time, Gabriella enjoys watching cartoons from several different networks, including Disney and Cartoon Network. She is also a major fan of crime documentaries and enjoys binge-watching them.