Chancellor’s DEI Council

Chancellor's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council

 

Committee Background and Description

Under Dr. Cheryl Waites Spellman’s leadership, the Council was created in November of 2020 to serve as an advisory and coordinating entity to advance UNC Charlotte’s efforts to create and sustain a model campus for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

 

Public Body Status

The Committee has been included on the list of Public Bodies posted by the Office of Legal Affairs.
 

Mission and Scope

The council’s work will be aligned with the following: UNC Charlotte’s Strategic Plan; the UNC Board of Governor’s strategic goals for access, student success, and diverse and excellent institutions; UNC System Policy 300.8.5 on Diversity and Inclusion Within the University of North Carolina, and; the UNC Board of Governor’s Racial Equity Task Force’s recommendations.
The Council is tasked with creating a shared University DEI mission, plan and goals.

 

Specifications

This committee reports directly to the Chancellor. Appointment letters are signed by the Chancellor.
    •    Delegated Authority: Cheryl Waites Spellman  

 

Terms of Membership

All members serve 2-year terms.

 

Term Appointments

 

Chair:  Cheryl Waites Spellman, Interim special assistant to the Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion

Representative, Title

Department Represented

Original Appt

Term Length – Terms of Reappointment

Term Expiration Date

Banita Brown, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Success

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Regena Brown, Director of the Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Celeste Corpening, Business/Technology Applications Analyst in OneIT and Chair of Staff Council

OneIT/Staff Council

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Christine Davis, AVC and Dean of Students

Dean of Students

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Tehia Glass, Associate Professor

Department of Reading and Elementary Education

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Rob Gooljar, GPSG (Graduate Student)

GPSG, Department of Geography & Earth Sciences

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Yvette Huet, Professor of Kinesiology and Director of ADVANCE

Kinesiology

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Reagan Hill, Executive Assistant Athletics Director

Athletics

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Rich Leeman, Professor

Department of Communications Studies

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Janaka Lewis, Director

Women’s and Gender Studies Program

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Fatma Mili, Dean and Professor

College of Computing and Informatics

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Manuel Perez-Quinones, Professor

Software and Information Systems

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Michelle Reinken, Director of Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator

Title IX

12/04/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Debra Smith, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator

Department of Africana Studies

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Gary Stinnett, AVC for Human Resources and University Affirmative Action Officer

Human Resources

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Kim Turner, Director

Office of IEE

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Byron White, Associate Provost for Urban Research and Community Engagement

Urban Research and Community Engagement

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

Jeremiah Williams, SGA- Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (student)

SGA

11/30/20

2 years

12/01/2022

 

Meeting Dates

Friday, December 11, 2:00PM-3:30PM (Virtual)
Friday, January 22, 9:30AM-11:00AM (Virtual) 
Friday, February 19, 9:30AM-11:00AM (Virtual) 
Friday, March 19, 9:30AM-11:00AM (Virtual) 
Friday, April 16, 9:30AM-11:00AM (Virtual) 
Friday, May 7, 9:30AM-11:00AM (Virtual)