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 equity, respect, 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, UELC Chair
Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity
314 Old Main | Phone: 814-865-5906


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


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


Karen Armstrong, Director
Outreach and Online Education
329 Innovation Blvd., Suite 210B | Phone: 814-863-0403


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


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


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


Wendé Ferguson, Associate Dean
Penn State Law
252E Katz Building | Phone: 814-867-1261


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


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


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


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


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


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


Jonathan A. Kukta, Director
Finance & Business
Business and Academic Services Building
Schuylkill Haven, PA, Room 14B | Phone: 570-385-6200


Laura P. Leites, Assistant Dean
College of Agricultural Sciences 
205 Agricultural Administration Building | Phone: 814-865-4244


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


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


Julian Morales, Director
Government and Community Relations
University Park | Phone: 814-865-6563


Brian Patchcoski, Assistant Vice President
Student Affairs
LLo11 HUB-Robeson Center | Phone: 814-865-2059


Stephanie Danette Preston, Associate Dean
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
University Police and Public Safety
172 University Support Building I | Phone: 814-865-4381


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


Dara Sanoubane, Leadership Development Specialist
Applied Research Laboratory
1030D Applied Science Building | 814-865-2335


David Simpson, Associate Dean
Eberly College of Science
117 Ritenour Building | Phone: 814-863-8900


Nicole Webster, Associate Dean
College of Health and Human Development 
345 HHD | Phone: 814-863-1291


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


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