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Message from the Co-Chairs

It is an honor and a privilege for us to serve as co-chairs on the Council for Diversity and Interculturalism (CDI).  Advancing diversity and inclusion on our campus and in the community requires  a continuous effort on everyone’s part as we work towards a common goal of being welcoming to all and hostile to none.  CDI strives to seek out best practices related to diversity and inclusion through collaboration and dialogue that can be implemented on our campus so that students, faculty, staff, and visitors can feel welcome.

Angela Batey and Eric Stokes
Co-Chairs, CDI


  • Angela Batey, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Eric Stokes, Undergraduate Admissions


Appointed by Chancellor’s Commissions:

    • Robert Nobles, Commission for Blacks
    • Michael Porter, Commission for LGBT
    • Rita Smith, Commission for Women

Appointed by Vice-Chancellors of Respective Areas:

    • Annazette Houston, Student Life
    • R.J. Hinde, Academic Affairs
    • Kayla Smith, Athletics
    • Jacob Rudolph, Communication
    • Floyd Akins, Development and Alumni Affairs
    • Tanisha Jenkins, Chancellor’s Office
    • David Kent, Finance and Administration
    • Julie Roe, Human Resources
    • Robert Nobles, Research and Engagement

Appointed by Constituency Groups

    • Kiah Allbritton, Student Government Association
    • Isabel Farrel, Graduate Student Senate
    • Brian Ambroziak, Faculty Senate

At-Large Appointments

    • Angela Batey (Co-Chair), College of Arts & Sciences
    • Melissa Shivers, Dean of Students
    • Adam Cureton, Philosophy
    • Lee Dalton, Military Science and Leadership
    • Jioni Lewis, Psychology
    • Sandy Mixer, College of Nursing
    • Althea Murphy-Price, School of Art
    • Tyvi Small, College of Business
    • Eric Stokes (Co-Chair), Undergraduate Admissions
    • Pia Wood, Center for International Education

Graduate Assistant:

  • Sonya Snyder

Previous Co-Chairs:

  • Alan Chesney
  • Marva Rudolph
  • Donna Thomas
  • Anton Reece
  • Herb Byrd
  • Tyvi Small
  • Tyler Johnson
  • Tanisha Jenkins

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