Paige Short

Paige Short


  • Assistant to Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Pronouns: she, her, hers


Paige Short joins the VPDI office after previously serving as a project manager within University Marketing and Communications. In this role, she oversaw cross-media recruitment and reputation publications with specialization in accessible document compliance. Since beginning her career at Tech, she has been an active university senator, a member of the ADVANCE Advocates and Allies Advisory Board, and a member of Staff Council.

Paige brings her passion for issues of diversity and inclusion to her VPDI role and focuses her efforts on getting the new department off the ground, connecting stakeholders with change makers, and helping find places where process needs a bit of a nudge in the right direction. As a social justice change agent, Paige is a firm advocate for listening first and being willing to admit things need changing. She believes higher education should be for everyone who wants it and diversity work should be shared work.

A proud Michigan Tech alumna, Paige earned her bachelor of science degree in scientific and technical communication, along with minors in media production and psychology. She resides in Houghton with her partner and animals. A proud nerd for life, most weekends she can be found gaming with friends, playing roller derby, or, occasionally, hiking the beautiful Keweenaw.


  • Project Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Office Coordination and Support
  • Accessible Design