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Staff of University Office for Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Defined as holding multiple perspectives without judgment. Dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexuality, physical ability, sexual identity, and geography.


The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion has primary responsibility for providing University-wide leadership on best practices and strategies to build and sustain an inclusive campus community. D&I promotes the principles of equity and inclusion in recruitment, through diversity education and functions, and development programming. D&I strives to position Carolina to fulfill its mission of educating a diverse student body with the added goal of aspiring to attract and retain faculty and staff reflective of our larger community while maintaining an unwavering commitment to excellence.

D&I Enriches the Experience for ALL

Prospective & Incoming Students

For high school students, we offer guidance through every aspect of the college choice process. From scheduling a campus visit to the first day of classes, we are here to ensure that every young scholar who dreams of setting out for Carolina will find an encouraging and supportive team awaiting their arrival.

Current Students

Whether it’s orientation, first-year registration, campus life, choosing a major, or celebrating graduation, our experiences allow students to grow their cultural competency, thrive, and make their unique HEELprint. Our programs and initiatives serve as a cornerstone for academic achievement and personal growth.

Faculty & Staff

D&I offers all-encompassing support, from the recruitment and hiring process to identifying research opportunities and facilitating an engaging workplace experience. We initiate and sustain conversations and projects that enrich your professional journey while building an inclusive work environment.

The Carolina Community

Our work extends beyond the Carolina campus. We work with graduating students as they transition into the new experiences that await them. We foster an ongoing network that allows us to connect with alumni, community, business leaders, and external organizations for building pipelines and diversity education.


The University Office for Diversity & Inclusion has been instrumental in creating positive recognition for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among our awards are three consecutive Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) awards in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, presented by INSIGHT Into Diversity to colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion; and recognition by U.S. Veteran’s Magazine as a Top Veteran-Friendly School in their Summer 2018 Summer Best of the Best issue.

Meet Our Staff


Sibby Anderson Thompkins

Special Advisor to the Provost and Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion
Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Sibby Anderson Thompkins, PhD (SIH-bee ANN-dur-son TOM-kins)

Gretchen C. Bellamy

Senior Director for Education, Operations and Initiatives

Gretchen C. Bellamy, JD, LLM (GREH-chen SEE BELL-ah-me)

Antoinette Bullard

Assistant to Senior Director

Antoinette Bullard (ANN-twa-NET BULL-urd)
(919) 843-5517

Adrianne Gibilisco
Communications Specialist

Adrianne Gibilisco (AH-dree-AH-nee JIH-bih-LIH-sco)
(919) 843-6085

Taneisha Henderson

Programmatic Support Coordinator

Taneisha Henderson (tah-NEE-sha HEN-dur-son)
(919) 962-2431

Destiny Reid

Assistant Director for Strategy and Programs

Destiny Reid (DES-ta-nee REED)
(919) 962-9700

Dway Stover

Student Engagement Coordinator

Dway Stover (DWAY STOW-vur)
(919) 962-7330

Rachel Tates

Director, Student Access & Success

Rachel Tates (RAY-chell TAYTS)
(919) 843-6401


Meet our Graduate Assistants

Student Engagement Coordinator

Ryan McKeel (RI-en muh-KEEL)

Dee Gladney

Graduate Assistant

Dee Gladney (dee glad-nee)