University Diversity Council

The University Diversity Council (UDC) is responsible for addressing a wide range of diversity and inclusion-related issues and is comprised of faculty, students, staff, and alumni.  It oversees five working groups with specific diversity/inclusion objectives.  The working groups are Academics/Education, Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Campus Life, Pipeline, and Lifetime Connections.  The Council will also report annually to the University community on the status of diversity and inclusion efforts at Northwestern.

Member Contact Information
Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson (Co-chair)
Executive Director, Campus Inclusion & Community
(847) 467-3419
Nsombi Ricketts (Co-chair)
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, The Graduate School
Frances Aparicio
Professor, WCAS Spanish & Portuguese
Pam Beemer
Associate Vice President of Human Resources
Sarah Brown
Senior EEO Specialist
(847) 467-4335
Mercedes Carnethon
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine
(312) 503-4479
Nim Chinniah
Executive Vice President, Office of Executive Vice President
(847) 491-8419
Darren Davis
Police Commander, University Police
(847) 491-4932
Angela Edwards-Campbell
Director, Diversity and Inclusion; Kellogg
Victor L. Goines
Professor, Music Performance Studies
Cathy Grimsted
Assistant Provost for Faculty
E. Patrick Johnson
Professor, SoC Performance Studies
Marianna Kepka
Assistant Provost for Academic Administration
(847) 491-8548
Carole LaBonne
Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
(847) 491-4165
P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale
Associate Provost for Faculty
(847) 467-6906
Greg Light
Director of Searle Center for Teaching Excellence
Daniel Linzer
(847) 491-5117
Dwight A. McBride
Associate Provost for Graduate Education
(847) 491-8502
Rick McGee
Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Feinberg School of Medicine
(312) 503-1737
Richard I. Morimoto
Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
(847) 491-8502
Austin Romero
ASG Diversity Head
Roberto Sanabria
Director, Equal Opportunity and Access
(847) 491-7461
Apryl Schlueter
Assistant Director, Financial Planning and Analysis; Kellogg
Joan Slavin
Director, Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention; Title IX Coordinator; and Special Assistant to the Provost
(847) 491-3745
Patricia Telles-Irvin
Vice President Student Affairs
Chris Watson
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
(847) 491-4100
Julia Watson
ASG President, Student
Laura Wayland
Executive Director for Alumni Engagement and Northwestern Alumni Association
Harvey Young
Associate Professor, Theatre
(847) 491-3262
Ava Youngblood
President and CEO of Youngblood Executive Search and Northwestern alum
Ji-Yeon Yuh
Associate Professor, WCAS History