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.  

Member Contact Information
Jabbar R. Bennett (Chair)
Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion; Associate Professor of Medicine, Feinberg
(847) 467-3488

Frances Aparicio
Professor, WCAS Spanish & Portuguese; Director, Latina and Latino Studies Program
(847) 491-8797
Shannon P. Bartlett
Director, Diversity Education & Outreach, Pritzker School of Law
(312) 503-4557
Pam Beemer
Vice President of Human Resources
(847) 491-7505
Pablo Boczkowski
Professor, Communication Studies
(847) 491-4157
Ann Bradlow
Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives, Weinberg
(847) 491-8054
Theresa Bratanch
Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Provost
(847) 467-5197
Sarah Brown
Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, Human Resources
(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
(847) 491-8419
Darren Davis
Police Commander, University Police
(847) 491-4932
Jourdan Dorrell
ASG VP for Accessibility & Inclusion
Tracey Gibson-Jackson
Assistant Director, Student Organizations, Center for Student Involvement; NUSAC representative
(847) 491-2355
Victor L. Goines
Professor, Jazz Studies
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
Denise Ledsinger
Director of Student Services, School of Professional Studies
(312) 503-4220
P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale
Associate Provost for Faculty
(847) 467-6906
Daniel Linzer
(847) 491-5117
Teresa Mastin
Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Feinberg School of Medicine
Alison May
Assistant Dean of Students; Director, AccessibleNU
(847) 467-5530
Dwight A. McBride
Associate Provost for Graduate Education; Dean of TGS
(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
Nsombi Ricketts
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, The Graduate School
(847) 491-5995

Monica Russel y Rodriguez
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology
(847) 491-3277
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, The Graduate School
(847) 491-8507
Alecia Wartowski
Director of Programs, Women’s Center
(312) 503-3401
Kassandra Washington
Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost
(847) 467-7490
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
Chief Human Capital & Diversity Officer; 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