From 2007-15, I served as the first diversity director at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. My main job was to help increase and sustain student diversity at the college.
I worked at securing grants for recruitment projects from various sources, raising more than $100,000 from organizations including CNN, the Georgia Press Association, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I also served on the college’s diversity committee and represent Grady at University of Georgia diversity-related committees.
I am a certified diversity trainer for the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) and helped develop the University of Georgia’s anti-bias/discrimination plan. In 2010, my office was recognized with the University of Georgia’s “Embracing Diversity” award. During my tenure as diversity director at Grady, student diversity tripled at the college.
UGA Columns, the official newspaper for university faculty and staff, did a nice feature story about my job in 2007.