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
Jabbar Bennett (Chair)
Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion; Associate Professor of Medicine
(847) 467-3488

Frances Aparicio
Professor, WCAS Spanish & Portuguese
(847) 467-3982
Shannon Bartlett
Director, Diversity Education & Outreach, School of Law
(312) 503-4557
Pam Beemer
Associate Vice President of Human Resources
(847) 491-7505
Pablo Boczkowski
Professor, Communication Studies
(847) 491-4157
Sarah Brown
Senior EEO Specialist
(847) 467-4335
Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson
Executive Director, Campus Inclusion & Community
(847) 467-3419
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
Tracey Gibson-Jackson
Assistant Director, Student Organizations, Center for Student Involvement; NUSAC representative
(847) 491-2355
Victor L. Goines
Professor, Music Performance Studies
Cathy Grimsted
Assistant Provost for Faculty
(847) 491-6699
Matthew Herndon
Undergraduate student, SEPS; ASG VP for Accessibility & Inclusion
E. Patrick Johnson
Professor, SoC Performance Studies
(847) 467-2756
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
Daniel Linzer
(847) 491-5117
Alison May
Assistant Dean of Students; Director, AccessibleNU
(847) 467-5530
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
Marina Micari
Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
(847) 467-6481
Richard I. Morimoto
Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
(847) 491-8502
Renee Redd
Director, Women's Center
(847) 491-2733
Nsombi Ricketts
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, The Graduate School
(847) 491-5995

Monica Russel y Rodriguez
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology
(847) 491-3277
Roberto Sanabria
Director, Equal Opportunity and Access
(847) 491-7461
Joan Slavin
Director, Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention; Title IX Coordinator; and Special Assistant to the Provost
(847) 491-3745
Noah Star
ASG President, undergraduate student
Tim Stevens
University Chaplain
(847) 491-7256
Patricia Telles-Irvin
Vice President Student Affairs
(847) 491-5360
Penny Warren
Senior Specialist for Student Life, Graduate School
(847) 491-8507
Chris Watson
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
(847) 491-4100
Laura Wayland
Executive Director for Alumni Engagement and Northwestern Alumni Association
(847) 467-3727
Anise Wiley-Little
Senior Director, Human Capital & Inclusion, Diversity and Inclusion; Kellogg School of Management
Larissa Williams
Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion; Kellogg School of Management
(847) 491-4224
Clyde Yancy
Vice Dean, Diversity & Inclusion; Magerstadt Professor of Medicine, Professor of Medical Social Sciences; Chief, Division of Cardiology
(312) 695-0829
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
(847) 467-6538