Meet Our Team

 

Rev. Charles Oduke, Ph.D.

Rev. Charles Oduke, Ph.D., serves as the interim director of the office of Inclusive Excellence and Global Education. In this role, he works closely with the team to enhance diversity and inclusion initiatives, racial justice efforts and multicultural programming, promote study abroad, and support the College’s international students and global vision.

For the years, Father Oduke has served in various capacities at Le Moyne, including advising students in the HEOP and AHANA program, partnering with Inclusive Excellence and Global Education, and serving as a professor of philosophy and the Core. He is deeply steeped in Ignatian pedagogy and Jesuit ethos. Prior to coming to Le Moyne, Father Oduke taught philosophy, social justice, and African Diaspora studies at Boston College and JOOUST. He has worked for nearly two decades in higher education administration and, as a Lonergan scholar, has focused his research and writing on areas of bias, social justice, ethics, and philosophy of liberation. He has lived and worked throughout the world and has mentored countless number of students from various cultures, ethnicities, nations and faith traditions. He received a bachelor of arts in theology from Hekima College in Nairobi and his doctorate in philosophy from Boston College.

Kuukua D. Yomekpe, Associate Director

Kuukua started as Associate Director in October of 2019. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Ohio Dominican College, a Master's degree in English from the University of Dayton, and another Master's degree in Theological Studies from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, C.A. She recently served as Assistant Director of Academic and Career Advising & International Student Advisor at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. Kuukua is the owner and head chef of Asempe Kitchen where she has pioneered the cutting-edge development of vegan African food. 
Email: yomekpmd@lemoyne.edu

Shadayvia M. Wallace, Program Coordinator

Shadayvia joined the Le Moyne College community in 2017. She graduated with her B.A. in Political Science/History and minor in Communication from Keuka College. After being a New Student Mentor her senior year, she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in higher education. In 2017 she received her M.S. in Higher Post-secondary Education from Syracuse University. Previously, Shadayvia has worked as an Area Director here at Le Moyne. 
Email: wallacsm@lemoyne.edu