EDI Committee Members

EDI Committee Members

EDI Executive Framework Committee

  • Project Manager: Shayla Herndon-Edmunds – Special Assistant to the Chancellor
  • Co-chair: Claire Machamer – Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications
  • Co-chair: Kris Julio – Design and Production Faculty, Stage Properties
  • Ana Aguilera – Design and Production student, GR
  • Nic Brown – Student Government President, Drama student, UG
  • Tadeu Coelho – Music Faculty, Flute
  • Jenna Cusack Student Government Vice President, Film student, UG
  • Elizabeth Davis – Assistant Director of Institutional Research
  • Sarah Falls – University Librarian*
  • Martin Ferrell – Dean, High School Academic Program
  • Tracey Ford – Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs
  • Elaine Guo – High School Student Government President, HS Music Student
  • Gina Harris – Marketing Manager, Strategic Communications*
  • Carrie Hart – High School Academics Faculty
  • Natalie Jacobs – Human Resources, Talent Acquisition Manager*
  • Izzie Miller – Design and Production student, UG
  • Rebecca Nussbaum – Community Engagement
  • Jared Redick – Interim Dean, School of Dance
  • Valerie Thelen – Director of Title IX and Chief Compliance Office
  • Betsy Towns – DLA Faculty, Art History, Creative Practice*
  • Mike Wakeford – Faculty Council Chair, DLA Faculty, History, Humanities*

*Liaisons to Sub-committees 

EDI Subcommittees and Members  

Campus Culture

  • Kara Andersen – Film Faculty, Cinema Studies
  • Murphy Applin – Drama student, UG, Artists of Color
  • Frank Brinkley – Chief, Campus Police
  • Steve Gallagher – Executive Director of Student Affairs Administration
  • Jeffrey George – High School Academics Faculty, Academic Programs
  • Sarah Grover – Design and Production student, UG
  • Wiley Hausam – Managing Director of Performance Facilities
  • Heidi Sosa – Housekeeping, College Residence Life
  • Angela Tuttle – Foundation, Assistant Controller
  • Mike Wakeford – Faculty Council Chair, DLA Faculty, History, Humanities*

*Liaison to the Executive EDI Committee

Artistic Visibility

  • Elizabeth Alexander – Design and Production Faculty, Visual Art, Sculpture
  • Sarah Falls– University Librarian*
  • Ojas Jain – Film student, UG
  • Anson Koch-Rein – DLA Faculty, Humanities, Gender Studies
  • Lynda Lotich – Interim Director, Kenan Institute for the Arts
  • Mollye Maxner – Drama Faculty, Acting, Movement
  • Michael Miller – Film Faculty, Film Editing
  • Virginia Riccio – Project Specialist, Provost’s Office
  • Nasira Watson – Dance student, UG

*Liaison to the Executive EDI Committee

Curriculum and Pedagogies

*Liaison to the Executive EDI Committee

Student Recruitment and Retention

  • TaWanna Archia – International Advisor, Principal Designated School Official (PDSO)
  • Nichole Crawford – Film student, UG
  • Wendy Emerson – Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance
  • Graduate Student Representative – TBD
  • Gina Harris - Marketing Manager, Strategic Communications*
  • Lorelei Lin – Design and Production HS Student, Visual Art
  • Darren Miller – Film Faculty, Producing
  • Paul Razza – Director of Admissions

 *Liaison to the Executive EDI Committee

Recruitment and Retention of Faculty, Staff and Supporters

  • Stephanie Cartwright – Clinical Director, Counseling Services
  • Eric Eason – Film Faculty, Directing
  • Romello Huins – Design and Production student, UG
  • Natalie Jacobs – Human Resources, Talent Acquisition Manager*
  • Elizabeth Klaimon – DLA Faculty, Writing
  • Ed Lewis – Vice Chancellor for Advancement
  • Ramona Richmond – Interim Director of Residence Life
  • Chris Sabolcik – High School Academics Faculty, English
  • Ramiro Soto – Music student, UG
  • Ron Stacker Thompson – Film Faculty, Screenwriting

*Liaison to the Executive EDI Committee