Lisa Barclay

Ms. Barclay’s background includes over fifteen years of professional experience in K-12 outreach and college admissions. She has worked for the College of Engineering since 2002, initially serving as the coordinator for undergraduate recruitment and three years as the engineering recruitment director.  Under her leadership the engineering recruitment program more than tripled in the number of prospective students attending engineering events and double the number of applications for enrollment; with more than 20 percent increase in underrepresented minorities and women applicants between 2006 – 2011. Prior to assuming her new role in May 2016 as Senior Director for DOI, Ms. Barclay served as the Associate Director for the Minority Engineering Program for four years under the leadership of retired Assistant Dean Minnie McGee.

Ms. Barclay’s hard work and dedication to higher education was recognized by community, peers and students beginning with the Columbus Public Libraries Martin Luther King Jr. branch outstanding community support partner certificate followed by nominations for outstanding service as part of the Ohio State University Mortar Board & Sphinx annual recognition banquet and the College of Engineering Above and Beyond award.  She has been invited to present her work in the area of afterschool programing and parental involvement at both the Ohio and Midwest Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel annual conferences and is currently serving as Chair-Elect for the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) Midwest region.

As Senior Director of Diversity, Outreach & Inclusion Ms. Barclay currently K-12 Outreach, Undergraduate Recruitment, Minority Engineering and Women in Engineering. Her major responsibilities include enhancing current undergraduate recruitment, MEP and WiE initiatives while developing a comprehensive portfolio of programs that improve recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented groups and ensure all students appreciate and recognize diversity and inclusion as an essential ingredients for success in today’s global society.

My Sessions

Student Organizations to the Rescue: Recruit Smarter Not Harder

Latham Ballroom DE

This session will describe how a Minority Engineering Program leverages student organizations (National Society of Black Engineers and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) to recruit engineering undergraduate students and strengthen currently enrolled students attitude towards engineering. The “Diversity Preview Day”, a one-day hands-on interactive event for students and parents designed to increase the yield of […]