NC State Task Force on Staff Diversity


The campus task force will include representation from all staff ranks in several colleges and units across the campus, Human Resources, University Planning and Analysis, the Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity, and the African American Faculty-Staff Organization.

The charge to the Task Force will be to:

  1. Summarize issues facing diverse staff, with respect to the demographics of the workforce at NC State, the climate for diverse staff, and turnover and success of diverse staff; and
  2. Make recommendations of concrete actions that NC State can take to promote the success and well-being of its diverse staff and promote diversity in all staff ranks.

Convened February 12, 2009; met twice each month.

Member Directory and Advisory Board




  • Erick Juarez, Facilities
  • Felicia Broussard, Multicultural Student Affairs


  • Carol Apperson, Department of Plant Biology
  • Felicia Baity, Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Tuesday Cross, Department of Business Management
  • Robert L. Davis, Department of Microbiology
  • Carolina Escobar, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology
  • Pennie Graham, Human Resources
  • Pat Grantham, Facilities
  • Yvette Griffin, Human Resources
  • Sonia Herrero, Department of Plant Biology
  • Brett Locklear, Graduate School
  • Dale Mackey, Office of Professional Development
  • Maria D. Moreno, Department of Chemistry
  • Sam Morris, Study Abroad
  • John Mruk, Public Safety
  • Joanna Norton, Building Maintenance and Operations
  • Cong Tu, Department of Plant Pathology
  • Nancy Whelchel, University Planning and Analysis
  • Beverly Jones Williams, Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity

Ex Officio

  • Marcia Gumpertz, Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity

Advisory Board

  • Allen Cannedy, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Allison Mitchall, College of Education




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