The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion works with several committees and groups as part of its mission.

President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

This committee was charged with advancing specific plans and strategies, as well as proposing solutions with measurable objectives to accomplish the third goal of the University’s strategic plan. The third goal aims to enrich the campus learning and work environments by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body. The committee produced the Path Forward Diversity Report, and a progress update was released in May 2021.



Dr. G. Christine Taylor
Committee Chair Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Robert Baxter
2019-2021 Professional Staff Assembly President


Dr. André Denham
2019-2020 Black Faculty and Staff Association President 


Dr. Rona Donahoe
2019-2021 Faculty Senate President


Matt Fajack
Vice President for Finance and Operations


Demarcus Joiner
2019-2020 SGA Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion / 2020-2021 Student Government Association President


Dr. Stacy Jones
Associate Dean of Students/Interim Dean of Students


Layne Lightfoot
Honors College Student Representative


Dr. LeNá McDonald
Director of Internal Affairs and UA System Liaison, President’s Office


Angel Narvaez-Lugo
2019-2021 Office, Clerical & Technical Staff Assembly President


Chad Tindol
Chief Administrative Officer


Dr. Kevin Whitaker
Executive Vice President and Provost (prior to Aug. 1, 2020)


Harrison Adams
2019-2020 Student Government Association President

Learn more about the President's Advisory Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Academic Diversity Council

The Council, commonly referred to as the ADC, includes a representative from each college and school at the University, all of whom have their own diversity committee. The specific tasks for those committees varies for a given year; however, recruitment of faculty, climate issues, student success and DEI education are part of each committee’s tasks and goals. Each month the members share information about the work of their college/school’s committee on diversity and inclusion and hear updates from the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.



Dr. Utz McKnight
College of Arts & Sciences


Dr. Suzanne Prevost
Capstone College of Nursing


Dr. Suzanne Horsley
College of Communications and Information Sciences


Dr. Mercedes Morales-Aleman
College of Community Health Sciences


Dr. Kim Colburn
College of Continuing Studies


Dr. Karen Spector
College of Education


Greg Singleton
College of Engineering


Dr. Wanda Burton
College of Human Environmental Sciences


Dr. James King
Culverhouse College of Business


Dr. André Denham
Graduate School


Dr. Tara Williams
Honors College


Anil Mujumdar
Law School


Dr. Mildred Jackson
University Libraries


Shalya Smith
School of Social Work


Task Force on the History of Slavery, Race, and Civil Rights

This committee’s work, in part, focuses on the campus climate and scholarly work to study the university’s relationship with slavery and its legacies. Transparency around the institution’s racial history is a key aspect of building a more welcoming and inclusive campus environment.



Dr. G. Christine Taylor
Vice President/Associate Provost, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Convener


Dr. George Daniels
Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Creative Media


Dr. John Giggie
Associate Professor, Department of History


Dr. Hilary N. Green
Associate Professor of History in the Department of Gender and Race Studies


Dr. Kathryn Matheny
Assistant Professor/Outreach Coordinator, University Libraries Special Collections


Dr. LeNá Powe McDonald
Director of Internal Affairs and UA System Liaison, President’s Office


Dr. Joshua Rothman
Chair, Department of History


Dr. Jenny Shaw
Associate Professor, Department of History


Dr. Ellen Griffith Spears
Associate Professor, New College/American Studies


Dr. Rachel Stephens
Associate Professor of Art History, American Art and Architecture