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University Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council


As of May 21st, 2020, the University Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Council at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill serves as the advisory and recommending body to the Chief Diversity Officer, and liaisons to schools and colleges across campus. The DEI Council will work closely with the Chief Diversity Officer to help implement Carolina’s diversity, equity, and inclusion action plan and to promote knowledge, skills, and best practices. The council will also represent a collective voice to advise the Provost and Chancellor on the inculcation of best practices for structural change.

Leadership Accountability:

Each dean/vice chancellor of each school or division will fully authorize and empower those who serve in the various roles (e.g., Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Associate/Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence), that shall be compensated commensurate with other senior leadership roles. As a member of the unit’s leadership team, the DEI officer will have a strategic position responsible for promoting and enabling an inclusive environment for faculty, students, and staff while championing organizational change. Further, the DEI officer of each unit will be supported with adequate resources in their role and act on behalf of said unit in the following ways:

DEI Council Members’ Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a member of the dean/vice chancellor’s leadership team;
  • Lead in the establishment of an appropriate DEI framework or strategic plan for their respective school or division;
  • Propose and lead initiatives that enrich, educate and develop DEI knowledge and skills among students, staff and faculty;
  • Facilitate participatory DEI strategic planning and create mechanisms for transparency in implementation;
  • Establish and help leverage the gathering of key metrics to track progress toward DEI milestones and a climate of greater inclusion;
  • Provide guidance on the establishment of future directions and activities in DEI;
  • Serve as a key spokesperson on issues of DEI and serve as a co-lead with communications teams related to inclusive excellence; and,
  • Collaborate with key committees and campus leaders to develop processes, plans, curricula and support systems to attract, retain and promote diversity in faculty, staff and students

University Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council Members


Leah Cox
Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion/
Chief Diversity Officer
University Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Sylvia Frazier-Bowers
Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence and Equity/
Associate Professor, Dentistry
School of Dentistry



School Committee Member School Committee Member
College of Arts & Sciences Karla Slocum
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
School of Education Dana Griffin
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fellow/Associate Professor
Eshelman School of Pharmacy Amanda Storyward
Program Manager, Organizational Diversity & Inclusion
School of Government Aimee Wall
Professor of Law & Government/Senior Associate Dean
Gillings School of Global Public Health Vacant
School of Information and Library Science Gary Marchionini
Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Professor
Graduate School Kate McAnulty
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
School of Law Bianca Mack
Associate Dean for Equity, Admissions and Student Affairs
Hussman School of Media & Journalism Trevy McDonald
Director of Diversity/Associate Professor
School of Medicine E. Nathan Thomas
Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Kenan-Flagler Business School Sherry Wallace
Executive Director, Engagement and Inclusion
 School of Nursing Shielda Rodgers
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence
School of Dentistry Sylvia Frazier-Bowers
Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence and Equity/Associate Professor, Dentistry
School of Social Work Travis Albritton
Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Clinical Associate Professor


School Committee Member School Committee Member
Office of the Chancellor Amy Hertel
Chief of Staff
University Libraries Monica Figueroa
Chair, University Libraries Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Council/
Music Cataloging Librarian
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Vacant Office of Student Affairs Bobby Kunstman
Director, Student Life and Leadership
UNC Athletics Dwight Hollier
Senior Associate Athletic Director
Office of Finance & Operations Anna Wu
Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services
UNC Development Office Vacant Division of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Bryant Moore
Innovate Carolina/Director, Strategic Partnerships
General Alumni Association Tanea Pettis
Assistant Director of Enrichment Programs
UNC Global  


UNC Undergraduate Admissions & Enrollment Melody Levy
Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Craig Fletcher
Associate Vice Chancellor of Research
Institutional Integrity & Risk Management Jennifer Kay DeNeal
Associate Director
Office of Institutional Research & Assessment Lynn Williford (ex-officio)
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Institutional Research and Assessment

Carolina Black Caucus

UNC Information Technology Services Steve Haring
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration

University Communications

Natalie Vizuete
Director of Content Development
UNC Human Resources & Equal Opportunity & Compliance Vacant

Employee Forum

Janet Steele
Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
 University Office for Diversity and Inclusion
 Trish Harris

Senior Director of Education, Operations, & Iniatives