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2016-17 NAC Membership

National Advisory Council

Council Chairs

Cris Cullinan, PhD, National Consultant in Equity and Inclusion, Founder and President of ALiVE, ALiVE: Actual Leadership in Vital Equity, Wilsonville, Oregon

Nzingha Dugas, MA, Director, the African-American Girls and Young Women Achievement, Office of Equity, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), San Francisco, California

Monica Johnson, MS, Director, Neal Marshall Black Culture Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana




Mohammed Bey, MS

Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

NAC Committee Chair


Samuel Lopez, DPT

Assistant Vice President for Diversity Initiatives, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

West Virginia University

NAC Committee Chair

N. J. Akbar, PhD

Assistant Dean for Academic Diversity, University College,

Kent State University


Keith Barnes, MS Ed

Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Office of the President

Pikes Peak Community College


Kimberly Chavis, MS


Health Careers Division

Harper Community College


Michelle Cook, PhD

Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Institutional Diversity

University of Georgia


Diane Elliott, MSSA

Director of Diversity (retired), Diversity and Inclusion

Elizabethtown College


Idella Glenn, PhD

Special Advisor on Inclusivity and Diversity, Inclusivity and Diversity

Hollins University


Heather Kind-Keppel, MS, MEd

University Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

University of Wisconsin-Parkside


Becky Petitt, PhD

Vice Chancellor, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

University of California

San Diego


Bryan Samuel, PhD

Director, Office of Equity and Diversity

University of Tennessee


Shirley Strong, MEd

Chief Diversity Officer, Office of the President

Samuel Merritt University


Jesús Garcia Treviño, PhD

Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence and Senior Diversity Officer, Office of the Provost

University of Arizona


Eunice Williams, MS

Vice President/Chief Diversity Officer, Diversity Services

Onondaga Community Services


Brian Xiong, EdD

Coordinator, Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Bemidji State University & Northwest Technical College




Zoila Airall, PhD

Associate Vice President, Division of Student Affairs

Duke University

NAC Committee Chair

Veronica Gerace, EdD

Professor, Communication Studies

San Diego Mesa College

NAC Committee Chair

Kristina Marshall, JD

Director, Social Science

Baker College of Owosso

NAC Committee Chair


Mary Ann Benites-Kaplan, EdD

Lecturer, English - College of Arts and Sciences

University of Miami


LeManuel Bitsoi, EdD

Chief Diversity Officer, Office of the President

Stony Brook University


Beth Durodoye, EdD, NCC

Professor and Chair, Leadership, Technology, and Human Development

Georgia Southern University

Daniel Eisen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Sociology Department

Pacific University


Tabitha Grier-Reed, PhD

Associate Professor, Family Social Science

University of Minnesota


Tamara Johnson, PhD

Assistant Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire


Florence Kabba, EdD

Associate Professor, La Guardia Community College



Brett Locklear

Director, Graduate Recruitment, The Graduate School

North Carolina State University


Ricardo Montelongo, PhD

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership - Higher Education Administration

Sam Houston State University


Margo Okazawa-Rey, EdD

Professor, School of Human and Organizational Development

Fielding Graduate University






Marco Barker, PhD

Associate Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Westminster College

NAC Committee Chair


Ebony Caldwell, EdD

Project Director, Title III

Monroe Community College

NAC Committee Chair

Paula Saltzman, MBA

Diverse Workforce Recruiter, Human Resources

Harper College

NAC Committee Chair

Beabe Akpojovwo, MTh, CDP

Diversity Manager, Office of Equity and Pluralism

Bellevue College


Leslie Parker Blyther, MA

Program Coordinator, Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute

Anne Arundel Community College


Isaac Dixon, PhD

Associate Vice President Human Resources, Human Resources

Portland State University


A. (Ayeshah) Faith English, LLM

President, Social Justice

A.F.English and Associates

Natalie Maggett, EdD

Manager, Employment, Diversity and Talent Development, Human Resources

Joliet Junior College


Melecia Navarro, BS

Program Coordinator

EOPS De Anza College

Aouie Rubio, MS

Director of Operations for Accreditation and Compliance, Office of Assessment and Accreditation Services, Academic Affairs

University of San Francisco


Ria Vigil, MS

Director of Diversity Education and Training

Colorado State University


Damon Williams, EMBA

Director of Diversity, Community and Recruitment

Emory University





Carretta Cooke, MSED

Director, Center for Career and Professional Development

Dillard University

NAC Committee Chair

James A. Felton III, PhD

Chief Diversity Officer, Office of the President

State University of New York at Cortland

NAC Committee Chair


Tina Bhargana, DrPH

Assistant Professor, College of Public Health

Kent State University

NAC Committee Chair

Aram deKoven, PhD

Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Inclusion and Diversity

United Coast Guard Academy

Chanel Hampton, MA, MEd

Executive Director, Talent Management and Staffing

Detroit Public Schools

Marisa Herrera, PhD

Executive Director, Community Building and Inclusion, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity

University of Washington


Natalie Herring, MS

Vice President, Enrollment Management

Cottery College


Doreen Loury, PhD

Director Pan African Studies Program and Assistant Professor / Executive Director

Black Male Development Symposium

Arcadia University

Manuel Alejandro Pérez

Dean of Equity Programs and Pathways, Student Services

American River College


Cesar Ramos, MPA

Coordinator, Intercultural Center

Saint Mary’s College of California


Jack Soto, MSOD

Program Administrator, Student Success Services

American Indian College Fund


Lena Tran

Intercultural Programming Coordinator, Student Services

University of South Dakota






Ariana Vargas, MEd

Graduate Assistant, Doctoral Student, College of Human Sciences and Education

Louisiana State University

NAC Committee Chair

Christopher Weiss, MA, MEd

Senior Academic Counselor, Student Support Services

Syracuse University

NAC Committee Chair

Toby Jenkins-Henry, PhD

Assistant Professor, Higher Education, Leadership, Technology and Human Development

Georgia Southern University

NAC Committee Chair

Edwanna Andrews, MA

Director, Social Justice and Advocacy

University of Central Florida

Celina Chatman Nelson, PhD

Associate Director, GRAD Development and Diversity, Office of the Provost

University of Chicago

Oscar Collins, MEd

Interim Co-Director, Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Vicki Gist

Assistant Dean of Students

University of Virginia

Audrey Hawkins, MEd

Director of School Relations, Admissions/ Recruitment

Trinity Valley Community College

Heather McCambly, MA

Higher Education and Equity Consultant, Human Development and Social Policy

Northwestern University

Natalie Nguyěn, MEd

Director, LBGT Student Services,

Western Michigan University

Mabel Oviedo

Student, Fulbright Fellowship in Madrid

University of Pennsylvania

Genyne Royal, PhD

Neighborhood Student Success Director, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Michigan State University




Dewain Lee, PhD

Vice President and Dean of Student Life

Hanover College

NAC Committee Chair

Quantá Taylor, MA

Coordinator of Student Involvement, Office of Student Life - Student Activities

The Ohio State University

NAC Committee Chair


Vivianna Alvarez, BA

Admissions Counselor, Admissions

Hampshire College

Carolyn Barber-Pierre, MA

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Director of Intercultural Life

Tulane University

Stacey Cleveland, MA

Managing Director, African American Community Initiatives

Teach For America

David Garcia, MEd

Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Whitworth University

Timeka Gordon, MS

Associate Director, Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services

Texas Christian University

Romeo Jackson

Teaching Assistant, Student, Gender Studies

University of Utah

Africa Lozano, MS

Director of Academic Support Services

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Iris Outlaw, MSA

Director, Multicultural Student Programs and Services

University of Notre Dame

Allison Roman, MSW

Assistant Director, Gender Justice House Director, Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity

Grand Valley State University

Adrienne Thunder

Doctoral Student, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

University of Wisconsin - Madison



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