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Diversity Liaisons

Inclusion starts with a welcoming environment especially for members of historically marginalized or underrepresented communities. To nurture such an environment, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion collaborates with colleges, administrative areas and non-academic departments to develop and implement strategic initiatives carried out by diversity liaisons. By liaising between DEI and their unit, the liaisons ensure that strategies are carried out according to their initial intent.  

The list below reports the liaisons in each college or administrative unit.  

OU Norman

CollegeLiaison OneLiaison Two
College of ArchitectureJohn Harris, Ph.D.
Angela Person, Ph.D.
College of Arts and SciencesKelvin White, Ph.D.
Virginie Perez Woods
College of Atmospheric &
Geographic Sciences
Petra Klein, Ph.D.
Christine Reed
Michael F. Price College of Business  Cordney McClain
Koretta McArthur
Mewbourne College of
Earth and Energy
Dalton Brasington
Mashhad Fahs, Ph.D.
Jeannine Rainbolt
College of Education
Kirsten Hextrum, Ph.D.  Terri Perez
Gallogly College of Engineering
Lisa Morales
Randa Shehab, Ph.D.
Weitzenhoffer Family
College of Fine Arts
Uldarico Sarmiento
Sharon Burchett
Graduate CollegeSherri Irvin, Ph.D.
Rodney Bates, Ph.D.
Honors College
Dan Mains, Ph.D.
Tanya Miller Eager
College of International StudiesRebecca Cruise, Ph.D.
Gaylord College of Journalism
Yvette Walker
Melanie Wilderman
College of LawCamal Pennington, J.D.
Melissa Mortazavi, J.D.
Professional and Continuing Studies
Roksana Alavi, Ph.D.
LaDawn Jones
University CollegeTravis Lightsey
OU Libraries
Sarah Robbins
Rebecca Norris
Division of Enrollment ManagementDorion Billups
Cornelia Bass
Disability Resource Center
Chelle Lodge Guttery, Ph.D.
Student Affairs
Quy Nguyen
Erin Simpson
OU AthleticsArmani Dawkins  
Staff Senate
Shelby Hill
Information TechnologyJenae Goodin
University Outreach/College of Continuing Education


Annie Baghdayan, Ph.D.


LaShonda Williamson-Jennings

OU Health Sciences Center

CollegeLiaison OneLiaison Two
College of Allied Health

Brian De La Cruz

Esthela Casale
College of Public Health
Dr. Margaret Phillips
College of NursingDr. Helen
Jessica Thompson
College of PharmacyJennifer Richardson 
College of MedicineDr. Robert Salinas
College of DentistryMarsha Beatty
Graduate College  Dr. Amy Tucker

OU Tulsa

College/OfficeLiaison OneLiaison Two
President's OfficeDr. John Schumann 
School of Social Work
Dr. Lisa Byers
Dallas Pettigrew
School of Community Medicine
Dr. Jabraan Pasha
Angela Surratt
Department of Human RelationsDr. Brenda Lloyd-Jones
Marketing OfficeTracy Kennedy

Diversity Statement

The University of Oklahoma advances a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. OU Norman, OU Tulsa and the Health Sciences Center recognize that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission and enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff.