Vice Chancellor’s Council of Diversity and Inclusion

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Vice Chancellor's Council on Diversity and Inclusion Charge and Members

Charge

To elevate and prioritize matters relating to diversity and inclusion at the Medical Center. The Council provides leadership and consultation on goals and metrics of the strategic diversity and inclusion action plan including campus initiatives designed to enhance diversity and inclusion for students, faculty, staff, and the community-at-large.

Members

  • Juanyce D. Taylor, PhD
    Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Cecelia Bass
    Director, Employee Relations
    Department of Human Resources
  • Kimberly Bibb, MD
    Assistant Professor
    School of Medicine, Family Medicine
  • Rashanda Booker, PhD
    Director  
    Institutional Equity and Partnerships
    Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Molly Brasfield
    Interim Chief Human Resources Officer
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Dashunda Bunton
    Project Manager III
    Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Jerry Clark, PhD
    Chief Student Affairs Officer and Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    School of Medicine
  • Emily Cole
    Associate Director
    Student Records
  • Carrie Cooper
    Director
    Student Financial Aid
  • Lisa Didion, MD
    Associate Professor
    School of Medicine, General Pediatrics
  • Tom Fortner, MBA
    Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer
  • Terri Gillespie, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
    Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Children's of Mississippi
    Chief Nursing Executive and CNO-Adult
  • Gracie Hubacek
    UMMC Pride
    School of Medicine, Class of 2022
  • Katie McClendon, PharmD
    Assistant Dean for Student Services
    Department of Pharmacy Practice (UM)
  • Shirley Pandolfi, MHS
    Manager
    Cultural Competency and Education Manager
  • Scott Rodgers, MD
    Department Chair
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Brian Rutledge, PhD
    Chief of Staff
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Susan M. Salazaar Marocho
    Faculty Senate President
  • Mandy Scott
    Director
    Diversity Assessment and Programs
  • Cathy Smith
    Chief of Human Resources
  • Patrick Smith, MD
    Chief Faculty Affairs Officer and Professor
    School of Medicine, Family Medicine
  • Doris Whitaker, MDiv, BCC
    Director
    Pastoral Services

Other members

  • LouAnn Woodward, MD (ex-officio)
    Vice Chancellor
  • Kevin Cook, MSBA (ex-officio)
    Health System Chief Executive Officer
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Ralph Didlake, MD, MA (ex-officio)
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Blake Johns
    Associated Student Body Prseident
    School of Medicine, Class of 2020
  • Susan Shands Jones (counsel)
    Staff Attorney
  • Charles O’Mara, MD (ex-officio)
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Susana M. Salazar, PhD, MS, BSD, Faculty Senate President
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Materials Science
  • Jimmy Stewart, MD
    Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Professor
    School of Medicine
  • Richard Summers, MD (ex-officio)
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
    Office of the Vice Chancellor