Staff Diversity Advisory Board

The Staff Diversity Advisory Board serves as a sounding board and idea generator for the Director of Staff Diversity. Board members (listed below) represent a broad cross-section of the university both in their personal demographics and in the variety of units where they work and the positions they hold. The Staff Diversity Advisory Board is actively participating in the analysis of results of the 2014 Staff Well-being Survey.

Two products that have derived from the creative energy of the Staff Diversity Advisory Board are the diversity video and the Connect with NC State website. This website is designed to help all NC State employees learn about the important traditions, symbols, places and programs of the university to help them feel welcome and included as part of the community.


 Staff Diversity Advisory Board Members 2014-2015

  • Ada Baldwin, Facilities – Business Manager
  • Anju Singh, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Mgt.
  • April Jackson, College of Engineering
  • Joe Johnson, CHASS Dean’s Office
  • Carolina Foster, Facilities – Zone Manager
  • Hermine Kabbendjian, Engineering (CASL/CNESS)
  • Janet Rakes, Poole College of Management
  • Jill Whitfield, College of Education
  • Jim Brawley, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • John Starbuck, Campus Enterprises
  • Kimberly Pender, College of Engineering
  • Lee Cherry, College of Design
  • arcie Belisle, Chemistry
  • Melinda Box. Organic Chemistry
  • Michael Ousdahl, Transportation
  • Michelle Trajanovska, Facilities HR
  • Nikki Price, Business Operations Human Resources Director
  • Robert Davis, Biological Sciences
  • Sylvia Blankenship, College of Ag & Life Sciences
  • Tracy Dixon, Sustainability
  • Tremaine Brittian, Textiles Academic Support
  • Wyona Goodwin, Disability Services Office
  • Yulisa Lin, University Housing


  • Kathy Lambert, HR- Employment Services
  • David Perryman, HR – Employment Services
  • Kevin Rice, HR- Training & Organizational Development
  • Jessie Mancieaz, HR – Employee Relations
  • Joe Williams, HR- Benefits
  • Kaprina Mitchell, HR-Benefits
  • Rachelle Robinson, Staff Senate Diversity Committee Chair
  • Ursula Hairston, OIED – Equal Opportunity and Equity
  • Garry Morgan, OIED – Diversity and Inclusion
  • Deb Luckadoo, OIED – Director of Staff Diversity