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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

NAC Committee Chair

Keith Barnes, MS Ed

Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Office of the President

Pikes Peak Community College

Kimberly Chavis, EdD


Health Careers Division

William Rainey Harper College

Michelle Cook, PhD

Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer

Provost's Office

University of Georgia

Aram deKoven, PhD

Chief Diversity Officer

Superintendent Division

United States Coast Guard Academy

Diane Elliott, MSSA

Consultant / Strategist

Elizabethtown College (retired)

James A. Felton III, MS

Chief Diversity Officer

Institutional Equity and Inclusion

State University of New York - Cortland

Idella Glenn, PhD

Special Advisor on Inclusivity and Diversity

Office of Inclusivity and Diversity

Hollins University

Heather Kind-Keppel, MS, MEd

University Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Doreen Loury, PhD

Asst Professor/Director Pan African Studies

Sociology/Anthropology/Criminal Justice

Arcadia University

Manuel Alejandro Pérez, EdD

Interim Assistant Vice President for Equity & Community Inclusion    

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management    

San Francisco State University

Becky Petitt, PhD

Vice Chancellor, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

University of California San Diego

Bryan Samuel, PhD

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer    

Office of the President    

Kansas State University

Lamont Sellers, MA    

Associate Vice President for Diversity    

Office for Diversity    

University of South Dakota

Shirley Strong, MEd

Chief Diversity Officer

Office of the President

Samuel Merritt University

Jesús Garcia Treviño, PhD

Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence

 Office of the Provost

University of Arizona

Eunice Williams, MS

Vice President/Chief Diversity Officer

Diversity Services

Onondaga Community Services

Brian Xiong, EdD


Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Bemidji State University





Zoila Airall, PhD

Associate Vice President

Division of Student Affairs

Duke University

NAC Committee Chair

Veronica Gerace, EdD


Communication Studies

San Diego Mesa College

NAC Committee Chair

Kristina Marshall, JD


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

Eric Jurgens, MA  


Liberal Studies

College of Menominee Nation

Tamara Johnson, PhD

Assistant Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Florence Kabba, EdD

Associate Professor

Education and Language Acquisition    

LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

Ricardo Montelongo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Educational Leadership

Sam Houston State University

Margo Okazawa-Rey, EdD


School of Leadership Studies

Fielding Graduate University

LaTashia Reedus, PhD   

Adjunct Faculty

Social Sciences

Franklin University &

Columbus State Community College





Marco Barker, PhD

Associate Vice President

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Westminster College

NAC Committee Chair

Ebony Caldwell, EdD

Project Director

Monroe Community College

NAC Committee Chair


Paula Saltzman, MBA

Diverse Workforce Recruiter

Human Resources

Harper College

NAC Committee Chair

Beabe Akpojovwo, MA, CDP

Diversity Manager

Office of Equity and Pluralism

Bellevue College

Isaac Dixon, PhD, SPHR-SCP

Associate Vice President

Human Resources

Portland State University

A. (Ayeshah) Faith English, LLM


Social Justice

A.F.English and Associates

Marisa Herrera, EdD

Vice President

Students, Equity & Success    

Shoreline Community College

Kimberly Johnson, EdD

Executive Staff Assistant

Office of the Chancellor

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Natalie Maggett, EdD

Managing Director

Soaring Business Solutions

Leslie Parker Blyther, MA

Program Coordinator

Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute

Anne Arundel Community College

Aouie Rubio, MS

Co-Chair for University Council on Diversity and Inclusion

Program Manager, Information Technology Services    

University of San Francisco

Ria Vigil, MS


Diversity Education and Training

Colorado State University

Damon Williams, EMBA


Diversity, Community and Recruitment

Emory University

D'Andrea Young, MEd    

Coordinator of Cultural Programs and Events

Multicultural Center    

University of Texas at Dallas





Ariana Vargas, MEd

Graduate Assistant

Leadership, Communications, and Strategic Initiatives Office of Diversity

Louisiana State University

NAC Committee Chair

Toby Jenkins-Henry, PhD

Assistant Professor, Higher Education

Leadership, Technology and Human Development

Georgia Southern University

NAC Committee Chair

Christopher Weiss, MA, MEd

Senior Academic Counselor

Student Support Services

Syracuse University

NAC Committee Chair

Edwanna Andrews, PhD


Social Justice and Advocacy

University of Central Florida

Celina Chatman Nelson, PhD

Director, UChicagoGRAD Development & 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, MEd

Assistant Dean of Students & Director, Multicultural Student Services

Office of the Dean of Students | Division of Student Affairs

University of Virginia

Audrey Hawkins, MEd

Director of School Relations

Trinity Valley Community College

Heather McCambly, MA

Higher Education and Equity Consultant

Human Development and Social Policy

Northwestern University

Natalie Nguyěn, MEd


LBGT Student Services

Western Michigan University

Mabel Oviedo


University of Pennsylvania

Jason Rodriquez, MS

Director of Student Development

Student Life

Iona College

Genyne Royal, PhD

Interim Assistant Dean for Student Success Neighborhood

Student Success Collaborative

Michigan State University

Cristine Sidela, MS


Academic Success & Equity Programs and Associate Counselor Student Equity, Counseling    

MiraCosta College

Jack Soto, MSOD

Program Administrator

Student Success Services  

American Indian College Fund




Dewain Lee, PhD

Vice President and Dean of Student Life

Hanover College

NAC Committee Chair

Quantá Taylor, MA

Assistant Director of Student Involvement

Office of Student Life - Student Activities

The Ohio State University 

NAC Committee Chair

Vivianna Alvarez, BA

Assistant Residence Director

Residential Life

University of Vermont

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 of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Student Development

Whitworth University

Vanessa Gonzalez-Siegel, MA

Assistant Director

Office of Diversity and Campus Engagement

Sarah Lawrence College

Timeka Gordon, MS


Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services and Community Scholars Program

Texas Christian University

Romeo Jackson


Educational Leadership and Policy

University of Utah

Africa Lozano, MS

Director of Academic Support Services

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Iris Outlaw, MSA


Multicultural Student Programs and Services

University of Notre Dame

Cesar Ramos, MPA


Intercultural Center

Saint Mary's College of California

Allison Roman, MSW


Diversity and Inclusion

 Trinity University

Daisy Torres-Baez, MS

Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives

Office of Community Engagement Multicultural Center

Purchase College

Lena Tran

Intercultural Programming Coordinator

Student Services

University of South Dakota

Veronica Weaver, MEd


Multicultural Affairs

Stephen F. Austin State University

Nadia Williams

Director and Assistant Professor of Diversity & Inclusion Parsons Scholars Program/ School of Design Strategies    

Parsons School of Design (The New School)

Denise Williams-Klotz, PhD

Assistant Director

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Iowa State University




Tina Bhargana, DrPH

Assistant Professor

College of Public Health

Kent State University

Carretta Cooke, MSED


Center for Career and Professional Development

Dillard University

Chanel Hampton, MA, MEd

Executive Director

Talent Management and Staffing

Detroit Public Schools

Natalie Herring, MS

Vice President

Enrollment Management

Cottery College



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