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Georgia Tech Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

The Georgia Tech Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (GTDEIC) was founded by President Ángel Cabrera in 2020 to identify issues of campus racial and gender disparity, bias, and inequity to be addressed in order to deliver upon the Institute’s vision of diversity and inclusion. More than 50 representatives from across the Institute are appointed by President Cabrera to represent diverse voices and perspectives from staff, faculty, and students. 

Council Objectives

  • Provide a regular forum for Georgia Tech stakeholders representing all divisions of the Institute to identify and consider innovative, forward-looking, proactive approaches, tactics, and methods to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and outcomes at Georgia Tech
  • Create a setting in which Institute leadership engages and mobilizes around diversity, equity, and inclusion-related issues and opportunities
  • Develop data-informed recommendations to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion and allow the Institute to lead by example as a model institution advancing inclusive innovation
  • Annually constitute action work groups to address three to five prioritized DEI goals in coordination with the strategic plan’s implementation strategy or emergent issues where the Institute should uniformly act

Council Members

Chaouki Abdallah
Executive Vice President Research, Office of Research

Maryam Alavi
Dean, Scheller College of Business

Sonia Alvarez-Robinson
Executive Director, Office of Strategic Consulting

Ana "Annie" Anton
Professor (ADVANCE Professor), College of Computing

Nelson Baker
Dean, Professional Education

Ellen Bassett
Dean, College of Design

Jason "J" Batt
Athletics Director, Georgia Tech Athletics

Raheem Beyah
Dean, College of Engineering

Terry Blum
Professor (ADVANCE Professor), Scheller College of Business

Candice Bovian
Program Manager, Human Resources

David Bridges
Principal Extension Prof, Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2)

Robert Connolly
Chief of Police, Georgia Tech Police Department

Karie Davis-Nozemack
Associate Professor (Faculty Exec Board Chair), Scheller College of Business

Melanie DeMaeyer
Assistant Dean of Students & Director of the Women's Resource Center, Student Engagement &Well-Being

Skye Duckett
Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources

Bonnie Ferri
Vice Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Education

Byron Fitch
Consultant Sr, Office of Strategic Consulting

Steven Girardot
Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education

Kathleen Gosden
Chief Counsel, Office of the General Counsel

Rebecca Grinter
Associate Dean, College of Computing

Martha Grover
Professor (ADVANCE Professor), Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Joyelle "Joy" Harris
Director, DEI Initiatives, Undergraduate Education

Amy Bass Henry
Executive Director, International Education

Luoluo Hong
Vice President, Student Engagement & Well-Being

Jennifer Howe
Vice President, Office of Development

Darren Hubbard
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology

James Hudgens
Senior Vice President & Director, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Kaye Husbands-Fealing
Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Javier Irizarry
Associate Professor, College of Design

Charles Isbell
Dean, College of Computing

Denise Johnson-Marshall
ADA Coordinator, Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Danette Joslyn-Gaul
General Counsel and Vice President, Office of the General Counsel

Paul Kohn
Vice President, Enrollment Services

Renee Kopkowski
Vice President, Institute Communications

Phyllis LaBaw
Sr. Associate Athletics Director, Georgia Tech Athletics

Nancey Green Leigh
Associate Dean of Research (ADVANCE Professor), College of Design

Susan Lozier
Dean, College of Science

Joe Ludlum
Assistant Director, Office of Academic Effectiveness

Jean Lynch-Stiglietz
Professor (ADVANCE Professor), Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Mary McDonald
Professor (ADVANCE Professor), Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Steven McLaughlin
Provost & Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs

Emily Monago
Director of Diversity Strategy, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Joseph Montoya
Professor, College of Science

Tegra Myanna
Director, LGBTQIA Resource Center, Student Engagement & Well-Being

Frank Neville
Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Chief of Staff, President's Office

Loraine Phillips
Associate Vice President, Office of Academic Effectiveness

Stephanie Ray
Associate Dean of Students, Student Engagement & Well-Being

Elora Lee Raymond
Assistant Professor, School of City & Regional Planning

David Ross
Director, Veteran's Resource Center, Student Engagement & Well-Being

Mike Shannon
Interim Executive Vice President, Administration and Finance

Leslie Sharp
Dean, Georgia Tech Library

Cedric Stalworth
Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, College of Computing

John Stein
Vice President & Dean, Student Engagement & Well-Being

Yuanzhi Tang
Associate Professor, College of Sciences

Richard Utz
School Chair, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Mitchell Walker II
Professor, College of Engineering

Lewis Wheaton
Director, Center for Promoting Inclusion and Equity in the Sciences (C-PIES), College of Science

Damon Williams
Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, College of Engineering

The charge of the GTDEIC is two-fold:

  1. To continuously monitor and assess the Institute’s progress toward achieving the diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives that undergird the vision for a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming campus community for all students, staff, and faculty. The GTDEIC will lead campus assessments and conduct data analysis to: 
    • Assess perceptions and lived experiences about our campus as a welcoming, supportive and inclusive community; 
    • Assess the Institute’s progress with increasing demographic diversity among its faculty, staff, and student populations;
    • Assess Institute’s progress with engaging, promoting, and supporting the success of all members of the campus community; and
    • Evaluate campus policies, practices, and processes that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion outcomes
  2. To develop evidence-informed recommendations and submit them to the president and Executive Leadership team for consideration/action that will enhance Georgia Tech's positioning to lead by example as a model campus for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Diversity and Inclusion Councils

Administrators and leaders across Georgia Tech's colleges and schools formed diversity and inclusion councils to facilitate conversation and target specific strategies and initiatives for their students, faculty, and staff. 

College of Computing

Constellations Center for Equity in Computing

College of Design

Diversity & Inclusion Council

College of Engineering

Diversity and inclusion in the College

Center for Academics, Success, and Equity

College of Sciences

Task Force for Racial Equity

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

Scheller College of Business

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council