Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chairs

In an effort to better coordinate and support diversity and inclusion efforts across campus, the Provost’s Office is working to ensure university-wide efforts work with local efforts in the colleges and schools.

As part of the University Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, all colleges and schools formed a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee in the fall of 2016. These committees are charged with developing plans to assess the state of diversity and inclusion locally, and include recommendations to improve diversity and inclusion for their faculty, staff and students.

The following is a list of the current D&I Committee Chairs who lead their college or school’s efforts to monitor and champion diversity and inclusion efforts throughout their college or school.


2019-20 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chairs

College/School Committee Chair Website
Cockrell School of Engineering Christine Julien engr.utexas.edu/about/diversity
College of Education Rich Reddick education.utexas.edu/about/diversity
College of Fine Arts John Yancey finearts.utexas.edu/about/fine-arts-diversity-committee
College of Liberal Arts Karma Chávez  liberalarts.utexas.edu/research/Work_Environment/reports.php
College of Liberal Arts Cherise Smith  
College of Natural Sciences Calvin Lin cns.utexas.edu/diversity
College of Pharmacy Skyller Walkes pharmacy.utexas.edu/about/equity-diversity
Dell Medical School Rene Salazar dellmed.utexas.edu/education/why-dell-med/commitment-to-diversity
Jackson School of Geosciences Sam Moore jsg.utexas.edu/about/mission-vision
LBJ School of Public Affairs Michele Deitch lbj.utexas.edu
McCombs School of Business Raji Srinivasan mccombs.utexas.edu/diversity-and-inclusion
Moody College of Communication Ya'Ke Smith moody.utexas.edu/about/mission-diversity-statement
School of Architecture Charlton Lewis soa.utexas.edu/about/diversity
School of Information Sam Burns ischool.utexas.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion
School of Information Loriene Roy  
School of Law Eden Harrington law.utexas.edu/student-affairs/diversity-and-inclusion
School of Law Patrick Woolley  
School of Nursing Gayle Acton nursing.utexas.edu
School of Nursing Karen Johnson  
School of Nursing Danica Sumpter  
Steve Hicks School of Social Work   Esther Calzada socialwork.utexas.edu
Steve Hicks School of Social Work  Cossy Hough  
Steve Hicks School of Social Work Michele Rountree  
School of Undergraduate Studies Patty Micks ugs.utexas.edu/about/diversity
School of Undergraduate Studies Paige Schilt