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Kayla Ballard
Area Coordinator, Housing and Residential Communities

I supervise three graduate community directors who are over Blount, Harris and Tutwiler halls. I also hear conduct cases, help with the day-to-day operations, and any administrative needs of those building.

Wynter Williams Cleveland
Scholarship Operations Coordinator, Undergraduate Scholarships

I complete scholarship awarding, deferral/withdrawals, gap-year requests, graduate and summer school usage request forms. I am also the contact person for transfer scholarship information.

Lauren Gilonske
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Government Association

As Vice President for DEI, I work directly with the Division of DEI here at UA to provide programming and events for students to attend in order to broaden their perspectives. As VP for DEI, I have the privilege of working with a cabinet. The DEI cabinet members serve as advocates for diverse students and fight for equity and inclusion on campus.

Lawrence M. Jackson
Associate Chair of Dance, Department of Theatre and Dance

I am director of Graduate Studies in Dance, artistic director of the Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, Dance Alabama!, The MFA Dance Concert and Dance Collection within the Department of Theatre and Dance. Within the University, I serve as chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee and a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Fellows.

Aliyah James
Lucy’s Legacy Mentor and Resident Adviser

I serve The University of Alabama and Lucy’s Legacy as a mentor and resident advisor. As a mentor, I aid a first-year student in navigating their first year at the university. As a resident advisor, I act as a resource for the first-year women of color that reside in John England Jr. Hall on the 3rd Floor. I help them with experiences they may have their first year in college.

Jessica Richardson
Academic Adviser, Capstone College of Nursing

I am one of two academic advisers with the Capstone College of Nursing. I advise incoming freshmen, transfer students and second degree BSN students at UA.

Dr. Stacy Jones
Interim Dean of Students, Division of Student Life

The Dean of Students office provides support and guidance to UA students and families. Emphasizing inclusivity, advocacy, and student empowerment, the Dean of Students office offers a wide variety of specialized intervention, educational, and supportive services to students, parents, and families.

Marcella Martinez
President, Hispanic-Latino Association

The main focus of the Hispanic-Latino Association is to unite undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty/staff of Hispanic/Latino ethnic background and those who have interest in Hispanic/Latino culture through activities that invoke cultural, social, educational, and political awareness, while creating a representative voice for the Hispanic/Latino campus community by identifying the issues of students on campus and addressing these needs to administration, so that our students have an inclusive, positive, and engaging experience.

Lauren Pan
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Graduate Assistant, Division of Student Life

I am a graduate assistant in the Division of Student Life supporting the strategic goal of advancing DEI within the division. I am a STEM-MBA student with a background in chemical engineering, advancement of women in STEM, and LGBTQ+ advocacy.

Stephen Shol
Graduate Student, Department of Communication Studies

I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Communication Studies with a concentration in Communication and Culture. I have also been working at the Intercultural Diversity Center since its move to the Student Center.

Shayla Smith
Chief Diversity Officer and BSW Field Coordinator, School of Social Work

In support of undergraduate students, I facilitate field experiences from preparation, placement matching, liaising, seminar instruction, and addressing challenges in field. In my role as CDO, I cultivate a community that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion.

Kiara S. Summerville, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, First Year Experience

I coordinate programs focused on community-building for first-year Black and Latinx students, women-identifying students, transfer students, and peer educators. In particular, I direct the BRIDGE and Lucy’s Legacy programs. My academic research focus is sense of belonging in Black students at historically White institutions. A three-time Bama graduate, I have a passion for the UA student experience and seek to create opportunities for all students to feel as if they matter at UA.

Rebecca Whitley
Assistant Director of Student Services, College of Arts and Sciences

I work with the A&S advising teams, college registrars, faculty and staff to design and implement student support and recruitment programs that help students make the most of their UA experience.

Tammie D. Williams
Parent Advisory Council

I am a member of the UA Parent Advisory Council. I also serve on the advisory boards of the Blackburn Institute and Honors College.