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President’s Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC)

The President’s Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) is a critical component in creating and maintaining an inclusive campus environment. PDAC is comprised of faculty, staff, and administrators from multiple academic disciplines and administrative departments. Each Georgia Southern campus is represented on the Council. 

The focus of PDAC is to assist with identifying Inclusive Excellence opportunities, developing strategies to address those needs, and implementing programs that advance and enhance diversity and inclusion throughout our campus community. The Council works with the Chief Diversity Officer to identify diversity related opportunities and develop the best strategies to address them. 

In order to get input from a cross-section of the Georgia Southern campus community, PDAC utilizes a committee structure that includes faculty and staff who desire to be a part of moving our institutional work forward. 

College Level Diversity Councils

To further our Inclusive Excellence efforts, Georgia Southern created Inclusive Excellence Committees at the college and central administrative unit level. Inclusive Excellence Committees are comprised of faculty, staff, and students and are responsible for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and priorities within their respective colleges and central units. In addition, Staff Council and Faculty Senate worked to create their own plans using the same model identified by the Office of Inclusive Excellence. Each colleges’ Inclusive Excellence Committee has developed, and will execute, Inclusive Excellence strategies that are in alignment with Pillar 3 of Georgia Southern’s strategic plan and the Inclusive Excellence Action Plan that meet engagement goals for our University Community.

Current Members of the PDAC

Dr. Kyle Marrero
Office of the President

Dominique A. Quarles, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence
Chief Diversity Officer
Office of Inclusive Excellence, President’s Division

Dr. Dustin Anderson
Associate Provost for Student Success
Provost VP Academic Affairs

Dr. Donna Brooks
Associate Provost, Armstrong/Liberty Campuses
Academic Affairs

TaKeisha Brown

Takeshia Brown
Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
President’s Division

Maxine L. Bryant, Ph.D.

Dr. Maxine Bryant
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Director, Center for Africana Studies and The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Center

Tiffoni Buckle-McCartney
Environment and Sustainability Manager
Business and Finance

Dr. P. Cary Christian
Associate Professor of Public Administration
Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies
Faculty Senate President

Cheryl Ciuecevich

Cheryl Ciucevich
Director of Development

Dr. Maya Clark
Program Director, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Senior Fellow – Office of Inclusive Excellence
College of Health Professions

Kay Coates
Assistant Professor and Research Services Librarian

Dr. Checo Colon-Gaud
Associate Dean of College of Graduate Studies
Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies

Amber Culpepper
Director, Equal Opportunity & Title IX and Title IX Coordinator
President’s Division

Dr. Francis Desiderio
Associate Director, Honors College
Honors College

Dot Kempson

Dorothy Kempson
Director, Liberty Campus
Office of the Provost/Liberty Campus

Dr. Celine Manoosingh
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Construction
College of Engineering and Computing

Katrina McNair
Chief Audit and Compliance Officer
Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance
President’s Division

Dr. Brandon Quillian
Associate Professor, Chemistry
College of Science and Math

Dr. Carl Reiber
Vice President
Academic Affairs and Provost

Reggie Simpkins
Senior Associate Athletics Director, Student-Athlete Services

Dr. Stephanie Sipe
Professor, Legal Studies
Parker College of Business

Dr. Gemma Skuraton
Director of Student Wellness and Health Promotions
Student Wellness and Health Promotions
Student Affairs

Dr. Stacy Smallwood
Associate Professor, Community Health Education and Behavior
Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Vickie Shaw
Director of Engagement and Employee Relations
Human Resources
Business and Finance

Dr. Sharon Subreenduth
Dean, College of Education
College of Education

Dr. Mark Taracuk
Training Director
Counseling Center
Student Affairs

Scott Taylor
Coordinator of Academic Intervention and Outreach
Academic Success Center
Staff Council

Grant Turner
Customer Relationship Manager
Information Technology Services

Dr. Dina Walker-DeVose
Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Science
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Calvin Walton

Dr. Calvin Walton
Lecturer, Elementary and Special Education
College of Education

Brittni Favorite
Web Content Specialist
University Communications and Marketing

Kelly Woodruff

Kelly Woodruff
Director, Student Accessibility Resource Center
Student Affairs

Dr. Ana Torres
Associate Professor, Spanish
College of Arts and Humanities

Last updated: 3/4/2022