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Diversity Advisory Council

The UGA Diversity Advisory Council is an advisory board with responsibility to the Provost via the Associate Provost for Institutional Diversity/Chief Diversity Officer.  The UGA Diversity Advisory Council serves as a broad-based advisory group with representation by the major components of the university so as to have a voice from students, staff, faculty, and administrators.  This council reports to the Associate Provost for Institutional Diversity/Chief Diversity Officer.

  • The Mission of the Diversity Advisory Council

    The Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) will assist the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) in the design and implementation of strategies that advance and enhance diversity at UGA.  The council will advise the associate provost in issues related to diversity and inclusion on this campus.  This council should identify the barriers to achieving greater diversity at UGA and provide recommendations on how to overcome those barriers.

    The council, through its committee structure, will study the diversity literature research and review models in order to propose best practices and strategies that improve diversity at UGA.  In addition, the council will provide public campus forums for the discussion of diversity-related issues and ideas and promote a campus dialogue about diversity with a particular focus on ensuring a sense of inclusion.

  • Current Members

    The 2016-2017 Diversity Advisory Council members are:

    • Diane Miller, Director of Student Academic Services in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences;
    • Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander, an Associate Professor in the Terry College of Business;
    • Dr. Paige Carmichael, a Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine;
    • Victoria David, Director of the Office of Diversity Affairs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences;
    • Janette Hill, a Professor in the College of Education;
    • Jan D. Hudson, a Human Resources Manager in the University Libraries;
    • Hilda Kurtz, an Associate Professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences;
    • Bill McDonald, Dean of Students; 
    • Charles Orgbon III, a Student Representative
    • Raye Rawls, a Senior Public Service Associate in the J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development;
    • Alexia Ridley, Reporter/Anchor for WUGA-FM 91.7/97.9 FM;
    • Tim Samples, an Assistant Professor in the Terry College of Business;
    • Ernest Webster, a Business Development Coordinator in the Division of Finance and Administration.