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.


2018-19 Committee Chairs

College/School Committee Chair Website
Cockrell School of Engineering Michele Meyer engr.utexas.edu/about/diversity
College of Education Tasha Beretvas 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 and Cherise Smith (co-chairs) liberalarts.utexas.edu/research/Work_Environment/reports.php
College of Natural Sciences Stephen Russell cns.utexas.edu/diversity
College of Pharmacy Carolyn Brown 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 David Harrison and Raji Srinivasan (co-chairs) mccombs.utexas.edu/diversity-and-inclusion
Moody College of Communication Karin Wilkins moody.utexas.edu/about/mission-diversity-statement
School of Architecture Sarah Lopez and Charlton Lewis (co-chairs) soa.utexas.edu/about/valuing-diversity
School of Information Amelia Acker ischool.utexas.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion
School of Law Eden Harrington and Patrick Woolley (co-chairs) law.utexas.edu/student-affairs/diversity-and-inclusion
School of Nursing Gayle Acton nursing.utexas.edu
Steve Hicks School of Social Work   Michele Rountree and Esther Calzada (co-chairs) socialwork.utexas.edu
School of Undergraduate Studies Patty Micks ugs.utexas.edu/about/diversity