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InclusiveVT Structure

InclusiveVT Sustainable Structure

Framework 3.0

InclusiveVT’s Four Institutional Goals

  • Institutionalizing structures to promote a sustainable transformation
  • Increasing faculty, staff, and student diversity
  • Ensuring a welcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate
  • Advancing the research, teaching, and service mission through inclusive excellence

The President’s InclusiveVT Executive Council guides the development of InclusiveVT and ensures that responsibility for inclusion and diversity is infused throughout Virginia Tech.


Tim Sands (Chair)     President
Cyril Clarke Provost
Jack Finney Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Karen DePauw Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education and Dean
Rachel Holloway Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Louisa Havens Vice President for Enrollment Management
Ronald Fricker Senior Associate Dean of the College of Science
Robert Sumichrast Dean, Pamplin College of Business
Frank Shushok Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
Dwayne Pinkney Senior Vice President for Operations and Administration
Laura Belmonte Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Representatives from senior leadership areas charged with stewarding unit-level Diversity Strategic Plans in collaboration with their Deans or Vice Presidents, InclusiveVT Representatives and Diversity Committees.

A full list of representatives and Diversity Committee members for each area can be obtained from that area's Diversity Director. 

Director / Representative University Unit
Ellen Banks Sr. VP, Human Resources
Sam Cook College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS)
Shaila Mehra College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS)
Robin Jones Innovation Campus
Pamela Stell Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
Reyna Gilbert-Lowry Athletics
Martha Glass Division of Student Affairs
Anthony Scott Division of Student Affairs
Maryam Kamram College of Natural Resources and Environment (CNRE)
Janice Hall Pamplin College of Business
Joyce Landreth Division of Information Technology
Jamie Boggs Division of Information Technology
Shernita Lee Graduate School
Christine Tysor Research and Innovation
Kristy Collins Research and Innovation
Garry Morgan Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Estrella Johnson College of Science
Azziza Bankole Virginia Tech - Carilion School of Medicine (VCSOM)
Karyna Nevarez Virginia Tech - Carilion School of Medicine (VCSOM)
Jane Swan Outreach and International Affairs
Maria Elisa Christie Outreach and International Affairs
Chevon Thorpe College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Bevlee Watford College of Engineering
Nicholas Woods Sr. VP, Finance
Nancy Meacham Sr. VP, Finance
Inga Haugen Libraries
Ana Corral Libraries
Stephen Filipiak Sr. VP Business Operations
Derek Gwinn Athletics
Andrew McWhinney Audit, Risk, and Compliance
Catherine Amelink Executive Vice Provost for Learning Systems Innovation and Effectiveness
Mallory Miller Academic Resource Management
Matt Brandon Advancement
Jeremy Weaver Advancement
Kimberly Akers Business Affairs
Kathryn Albright College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS)
Michelle Seref Pamplin College of Business
Dee Harris Policy and Governance
Kelly Oaks Office for Equity and Accessibility
Ellen Plummer Faculty Affairs
Crystal Tyler-Mackey Virginia Cooperative Extension
Sara VanDyke Honors College