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Dionne Custer Edwards, DEIA Committee Co-Chair

Director of Learning and Public Practice

Wexner Center for the Arts

Pronouns: she/her

Headshot of a smiling person of medium dark skin tone, with black hair in a bun on top of their head, and wearing a bright yellow shirt.
Photo Credit: Dionne Custer Edwards

In 2005, Dionne Custer Edwards, Director of Learning & Public Practice, joined the Wexner Center for the Arts. Her work at the Wex has included pioneering and managing several groundbreaking education programs. Embedded in her art and education practices is Dionne’s commitment to work in diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Alongside colleagues and community partners, Dionne leads institutional equity work at the Wex and helped to conceptualize and sustain the work of the Shumate Council’s group of Wex supporters, ambassadors, and volunteers; committed to diversity, inclusion, and access.

In addition to being an arts educator, arts administrator, and programmer, Dionne is also a practicing artist. She has published critical and literary writing, internationally and nationally.

Dionne has an MA, Antioch University and a BA, The Ohio State University.