Accountability Team Members

The Diversity and Inclusion Accountability Team encompasses nearly 60 members, listed below — including faculty, staff, administrators, members of the Board of Trustees, students and alumni. These individuals are committed to ensuring Appalachian remains focused and accountable on its identified diversity and inclusion initiatives.

*Member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet

  • Name
    Title/affiliation
  • *Sheri Everts
    Chancellor
  • *Jamie Parson
    Chief Diversity Officer
  • *Mark Bachmeier
    Director of Human Resources
  • *Lee Ball
    Chief Sustainability Officer
  • *Jane Barghothi
    Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
  • Andrea Breazeale-King
    Alumni
  • *J.J. Brown
    Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Stacey Brown
    Alumni
  • Claudia Cartaya-Marin
    Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry
  • Sushmita Chatterjee
    Associate Professor and Director of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies
  • Cashae Baker Cook
    Public Safety Officer
  • David Cook
    Director of Constituency Relations and Scheduling, Office of the Chancellor
  • Alia Dahlan
    Alumni
  • Michael Davis
    President, Student Government Association
  • Jim Denniston
    Coordinator, Faculty Diversity Recruitment and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Joe Dixon
    Alumni
  • *Matthew Dockham
    Director of External Affairs and Community Relations
  • James Douthit
    Dean of the Hayes School of Music
  • Renee Evans
    Alumni
  • Alicia Farrer
    Alumni
  • *Hank Foreman
    Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff
  • Bailey Gardin
    Student
  • *Doug Gillin
    Director of Athletics
  • Carole Greene
    Assistant Director, TRIO Student Support Services
  • Avery Hall
    Alumni
  • Brook Harmon
    Associate Professor, Nutrition and Foods Program
  • *Megan Hayes
    Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Communications Officer
  • Gary Henderson
    Alumni
  • Kimberly Holley
    Senior Director of Admissions
  • Alex Howard
    Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of Wellness and Prevention Services
  • James Hunt
    Alumni
  • James Ivory
    Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Scott Lampe
    Member, Board of Trustees
  • Shelley Leder
    Lead Recruiter, Human Resources
  • Rodo Leone
    Director of University Recreation
  • Nancy Love
    Professor, Political Science
  • Christian Martin
    Student
  • Greg McClure
    Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • *Paul Meggett
    General Counsel
  • Ferlando Montgomery
    Alumni
  • *Heather Norris
    Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
  • Selina Parks
    Alumni
  • Dontrell Parson
    Director of Graduate Admissions
  • Cam Peoples
    Student
  • Dorian Pickett
    Student
  • Kondra Rattley
    Alumni
  • James Reaves
    Member, Board of Trustees
  • Denise Ringler
    Director of Arts Engagement and Cultural Resources
  • Toussaint Romain
    Deputy General Counsel
  • Lamont Sellers
    Director of Intercultural Student Affairs
  • Olivia Shepherd
    Student
  • Shakinah Simeona-Lee
    Senior Associate Director of Admissions
  • Houston Sloan, Jr.
    Alumni
  • Neva Specht
    Vice Provost for Faculty Policies and Development
  • Makini Thompson
    Senior Associate Athletics Director
  • James Tolliver
    Alumni
  • Savinance Vambe
    Student
  • *Tom Van Gilder
    Interim Chief Information Officer
  • Kevin Warner
    Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Anthony White
    Alumni
  • David Williams
    Alumni
  • Melissa Williams
    Alumni
  • Ted Zerucha
    Professor and Director of General Education and Development and Evolution, Department of Biology
  • Jennifer Zwetsloot
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Health and Exercise Science

About the Diversity and Inclusion Accountability Team

During App State’s regular Diversity and Inclusion Accountability Team meetings, members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet report on progress and challenges related to the initiatives within their areas of responsibility. The accountability team provides feedback, discusses challenges, and helps celebrate successes.

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