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14th Annual Diversity Awards

Dear Carolina Community,

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 14th annual Diversity Awards, which recognize individuals and groups who have given their time and effort to further diversity, equity and inclusion at Carolina and in our surrounding community.

“Our 2022 Diversity Award winners have gone above and beyond to build a community here at Carolina where all of our students, faculty and staff know and feel they belong,” said Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz. “Their work is critical to meeting the goals of our strategic plan and we are grateful for their dedication to making our community a better place.”

Please join the Diversity Awards Committee and the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion in congratulating this year’s Diversity Award winners:

  • Alumni
  • Christopher Riddick, EdD (’00, BA; ’07, MPA), Head of Client Experience, ReadySet
  • Staff (TIE)
    • Kim Allen, PhD, Director, Kenan Scholars, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Kenan-Flagler Business School
    • Trinnette Cooper, MPH, Manager, Inclusive Excellence & Outreach, Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Faculty (TIE)
    • Trenette Goings, PhD, MSW, Sandra Reeves Spears & John B. Turner Distinguished Professor, School of Social Work
    • Michal Osterweil, PhD, MA, Teaching Associate Professor, Global Studies
  • Graduate/Professional Student/Post Doc
    • Tayliz Rodriguez, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Undergraduate Student
    • Grace Stevens, (senior, Mount Holly, NC) a Business Administration major/Environmental Science and Studies Minor
  • Intergroup Collaboration
    • PhD-Chancellor’s Science Scholars

For more information, please visit or contact the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion at


Leah Cox, PhD
Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion/
Chief Diversity Officer


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