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Council of Academic Diversity Officers

The Council is composed of associate and assistant deans who provide leadership to inclusion or belonging at their school/college. The Council will meet up to three times per semester to discuss themes such as recruitment, hiring and retention of faculty, graduate students and staff; initiatives at the college level and interdisciplinary programming.


Current Members

  • Dr. Grace Bagwell, Assistant Dean for Outreach, Engagement, and Equity; College of Public Health
  • Dr. Robert Bringolf, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Warnell School of Forestry
  • Dr. Joe Broder, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Dr. John Francis, Associate Dean for Student and Multicultural Affairs; AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. Vivia Hill-Silcott, Director of Diversity Programs and Academic Support; College of Pharmacy
  • Dr. Ricardo Holdo, Chair of Diversity Committee; Odom School of Ecology
  • Dr. Maria Len-Rios, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor Public Relations; Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Dr. John Maltese, Associate Dean and Albert Berry Saye Professor of Political Science; School of Public and International Affairs
  • Dr. Jean Martin-Williams, Associate Dean; Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Santanu Chatterjee, Associate Dean; Terry College of Business
  • Dr. Lisa Sperling, Director, Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives; Graduate School
  • Dr. Stephen Ramos, Associate Professor and Coordinator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; College of Environment and Design
  • Dr. Susan Williams, Interim Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; College of Veterinary Medicine