Regional Advisory Committee


Regional Advisory Committee

The Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) consists of SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program contacts from either the state or the institution of our scholars. The state contact is automatically an RAC member if the state funds SREB Scholars. The institutional partners have to fund three students per year to become RAC members.

General information

Regional Advisory Committee

Jennifer Airey
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Academic Initiatives
Interim Dean of the Graduate School
Co-Director, University of Tulsa Institute of Trauma, Adversity, and Injustice
The University of Tulsa

Lee Andes
Assistant Director for Financial Aid
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 North 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Margaret Cabble
Coordinator of Special Programs
Alabama Commission on Higher Education
100 N. Union Street, Suite 782
Montgomery, AL 36104

Becky Corvey
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Board of Regents University System of Georgia
270 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

Jasmine Crenshaw
Director of Diversity Programs, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs
University of Virginia
New Cabell Hall, Room 559A
PO Box 400882
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Michael Cunningham
Associate Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Avenue
Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS)
New Orleans, LA 70118

Karen Dace
Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
301 University Blvd., Ste. 4054
Indianapolis, IN 46202

NaTashua Davis
Executive Director | Access & Leadership Development
Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
University of Missouri
402B Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-1160

Julius Eason
Senior Manager, Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives (OGDI)
Purdue University
Young Hall RM B68
West Lafayette, IN 47906-2114

Mary Farmer-Kaiser
Dean of the Graduate School
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Martin Hall Room 332
Lafayette, LA 70503

Paul Frazier
Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Anthony Hall Room 106 – MC 4341
1265 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Kevin Gibson
Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Director, Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP), Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Maurice Gipson
Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
University of Missouri System
321 University Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Fanchon Glover
Chief Diversity Officer
William & Mary
336 Jamestown Road, Hornsby House
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Chrystal Guin
Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Research
Dean of Graduate School
Louisiana Tech University
Wyly Tower 1207
Ruston, LA 71272

Tabitha Hardy
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
University Library 1170
755 W. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Taja-Nia Henderson 
Dean, Rutgers Graduate School-Newark
Rutgers University-Newark
360 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
3rd floor of Hill Hall
Newark, NJ 07102

Tyrel Jernigan
Associate Director for Diversity Recruitment and Retention Initiatives
Mississippi State University
106 MacArthur Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Makini King
Interim Vice Chancellor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion
University of Missouri Kansas City
Kansas City, MO 64112

Annette Kluck
Dean of the Graduate School
The University of Mississippi
PO Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Robyn Kotzker
Program Director, Office of Funding Opportunities 
University of Maryland, The Graduate School
2123 Lee Building
College Park, MD 20742

Aimee Lay
S.E.E. Coordinator
Graduate and Professional School
Texas A&M University
1113 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1113

Elizabeth Manuel
Senior Director of Student Services
Division of Student Affairs
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanaha Blvd. E Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301

Patrick Mensah
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
Southern University and A&M College
P.B.S. Pinchback Room 212
801 Harding Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

Priscilla Moore
Grant Coordinator
Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street
10th floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Dawn Offutt
Director of Initiatives for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
100 Airport Rd., Second Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

Chris Perez
Director, Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion
The University of Maryland, The Graduate School
2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Robin Phelps-Ward
Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Ball State University
West Quad, Room 203
Muncie, IN, 47306

Bryan Porter
Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Old Dominion University
2102A Monarch Hall
Norfolk, VA 23529

Ramu Ramachandran
Associate Vice President for Research, Dean of Graduate School
Louisiana Tech University
Wyly Tower 1208
Ruston, LA 71272

Josue Ramirez
Program Specialist
Arkansas Division of Higher Education
Department of Education
Little Rock, AR 77201

Carrie Robison
Deputy Commissioner for Sponsored Programs
State of Louisiana Board of Regents
1201 N. Third St., Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

David Shafer
Assistant Dean for Outreach and Diversity
North Carolina State University
Graduate School
1020 Main Campus Drive
Room 2300A
Raleigh, NC 27695-7102

Carol Sumner
Vice-President, Division of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Texas Tech University
Box 45024
Lubbock, TX 79409

Clovier Torry
Assistant Dean, Academic Services, Professional Development and Diversity
Louisiana State University
114 David Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Melissa Tyler
Assistant Dean, The Graduate School
Virginia Commonwealth University
Blair House
408 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284

Scott Vignos
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Oregon State University
Office of Institutional Diversity
510 Kerr Administration Building
1500 SW Jefferson Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331

Carol Wicks
Professor - Karst Hydrogeology
Louisiana State University
E235 Howe Russell Kniffen
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Karen Woodfaulk
Director of Student Services
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady Street, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201

Karian Wright
Program Manager, NSF, AGEP, NIH-
Stony Brook University
2401 Computer Science Building
Center for Inclusive Education
Stony Brook, NY 11794