University Equity Leadership Council (UELC)

The purpose of University Equity Leadership Council (UELC) is to ensure that concerns about the Penn State campus climate, across the geography of the university, are represented at the highest levels of university leadership, and that we collaboratively and consistently prioritize the value of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in our institution. The body is organized and led by the Vice Provost for Educational Equity and the Associate Vice Provost for Educational Equity and will have opportunities to engage with the Provost and President, and other offices as appropriate, on an annual basis.

Members of the UELC

Marcus A. Whitehurst, Vice Provost, Chair
Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity
314 Old Main | Phone: 814-865-5906


Seria Chatters, Assistant Vice Provost 
Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity
208 Grange Building | Phone: 814-865-5906


Gary A. Abdullah, Assistant Dean
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
206A Carnegie Building | Phone: 814-863-7991


Karen Armstrong, Director, Co-chair, Commission for Women
Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity
Outreach and Online Education
329 Innovation Blvd., Suite 210B | Phone: 814-863-0403


Jeremy Bean, Director, Change Management and Organizational Excellence
Finance & Business
001C Land & Water Research, Hastings Road | Phone: 814-867-4219


Jocelyn Bennett Garraway, Assistant Dean
Office of Inclusion and Diversity Engagement
College of Information Sciences and Technology 
E193 Westgate Building | Phone: 814-863-3180


Jamie Campbell, Assistant Dean
Diversity Enhancement Programs
Smeal College of Business
203U Business Building | Phone: 814-865-0983


Adidi Etim-Hunting, Director
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Division of Development and Alumni Relations
116 Old Main | Phone: 814-863-4826


Sheldon Fields, Associate Dean
Equity, and Inclusion
College of Nursing
301 Nursing Sciences Building | Phone: 814-863-8215


Inginia Genao, Vice Dean
Diversity, Equity, and Belonging
Penn State College of Medicine
700 Crescent Road, Hershey, PA | Phone: 717-531-8521


Enrique Gomez, Interim Associate Dean
Equity and Inclusion
College of Engineering
404 Steidle Building | Phone: 814-689-9394


Leah Hollis, Associate Dean
Access, Equity, and Inclusion  
College of Education 
279 Chambers Building | Phone: 814-865-3798


Patreese Ingram, Assistant Dean and Professor
Multicultural Affairs
College of Agricultural Sciences 
230 Agricultural Administration Building | Phone: 814-863-7439


Wanda Knight, Assistant Dean
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Penn State Harrisburg 
777 West Harrisburg Pike, C119 Olmsted, Middletown, PA 17057 | Phone: 717-948-6103


Nalini Krishnankutty, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Program Manager 
Human Resources  
331 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 101E | 814-865-9478  


Earl Merritt, Director
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
College of Liberal Arts
122 Sparks Building | Phone: 814-863-2510


Antonio (Tony) Moore, Director
Multicultural Outreach 
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
210 Shields Building | Phone: 814-863-1412


Brian Patchcoski, Assistant Vice President; Co-chair, Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Equity
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Student Affairs
LLo11 HUB-Robeson Center | Phone: 814-865-2059


Stephanie Danette Preston, Associate Dean for Graduate Educational Equity; Chief Diversity Officer for Graduate Education
Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs  
111 Kern Graduate Building | Phone: 814-863-1663


Lauren Rhodes, Deputy Athletics Director 
Student-Athlete Welfare & Development/SWA
101 Bryce Jordan Center  
University Park, PA  16802 | 814-865-1104  


Iris Richardson, Director
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
University Police and Public Safety
172 University Support Building I | Phone: 814-865-4381


Victoria Sanchez, Associate Dean
Educational Equity
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
204 Deike Building | Phone: 814-867-2455


Dara Sanoubane, Leadership Development Specialist
Leadership Development, Culture, and Student Programs Hub
Applied Research Laboratory
1030D Applied Science Building | 814-865-2335


Maria Schmidt, Assistant Dean
Office of Educational and Social Equity
College of Education 
123 Chambers Building | Phone: 814-865-0904


Nicole Webster, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
College of Health and Human Development 
345 HHD | Phone: 814-863-1291


Folayemi (Fo) Wilson, Associate Dean
Access and Equity
College of Arts and Architecture
124 Borland Building | Phone: 814-865-2591


Lynette Yarger, Associate Dean
Equity and Inclusion
Schreyer Honors College
C-5 Atherton Hall | Phone: 814-863-4535