Year of Diversity Steering Committee

Waverly Duck

Year of Diversity Co-Chair
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Kacey Marra

Year of Diversity Co-Chair
Associate Professor, Departments of Plastic Surgery and Bioengineering
Co-Director, Adipose Stem Cell Center
Faculty, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Livingston Alexander

President, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
President, University of Pittsburgh at Titusville

Kenyon Bonner

Vice Provost and Dean of Students

Shawn E. Brooks

Vice President for Student Affairs
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Philippa Carter

Manager of Diversity Initiatives
Dietrich Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 

Pamela Connelly

Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion

Larry Davis

Dean and Donald M. Henderson Professor, School of Social Work
Director, Center on Race & Social Problems
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Paula Davis

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Diversity

Kevin Ewert

Professor of Theatre, Director of the Theatre Program and Interdisciplinary Arts Program
Advisor, African American Student Union
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Gina A. Garcia

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
Spencer/NAEd Postdoctoral Fellow
Assistant Professor, Department of Administrative and Policy Studies

Laurie Kirsch

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity

Sharon Mickens

Assistant Director for Employer Relations
Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance

Lester C. Olson

Chair, Professor of Communication and Chancellor’s Distinguished Teacher
Department of Communication
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Cristina Ruggiero

Associate Dean, College of General Studies

Kannu Sahni

Director of Community Relations
Office of Community and Governmental Relations
Vice Chair and Commissioner, Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Co-Chair, Pitt United Way Campaign

Chandralekha Singh

Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Director of Discipline-Based Science Education Research Center (dB-SERC)
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Stacey Triplette

Assistant Professor of Spanish and French
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Randy Walsh

Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Yun-Oh Whang

Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Marketing and Business Economics
Katz Graduate School of Business

Frank Wilson

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice
President, University Senate
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg

Sylvanus Wosu

Associate Professor , Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Associate Dean for Diversity
Swanson School of Engineering

Student Leaders

Kat Bress

School of Pharmacy
3rd Year PharmD
Graduate and Professional Student Government Vice President of Programming

Julia Helgert

College of General Studies, '17
Major: Media and Professional Communications
College of General Studies Student Government

Alyssa Laguerta

Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, '18
Major: Microbiology
Student Government Board Member

Jahari Mercer

Swanson School of Engineering, '19
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Resident Student Association Vice President of Community Outreach
National Society of Black Engineers Business Diversity Chair
Cross Cultural Leadership Development Diversity Committee Member
Swanson School of Engineering Pitt Excel Member