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Office of Human Resources

Diversity & Inclusion

About Us

At The Florida State University, we recognize that every competitive advantage begins with people. By valuing, celebrating and leveraging the differences and similarities of our students, faculty and staff, we inspire an environment of innovation and passion - one that enables us to create a teaching, research and service environment that better reflects the needs of our students, faculty, staff, customers, constituents, communities and other key stakeholders.

Diversity and Inclusion have long been a part of the operating philosophy at the University. In the context of the workplace, valuing diversity means creating a workplace that respects and includes differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals with many types of differences can make, and creates a work environment that maximizes the potential of all employees. As a concept, it focuses on a broader set of qualities than race and gender. Inclusion is a practice of ensuring that people in an organization feel they belong, are engaged and are connected through their work to the goals and objectives of the organization.

Now, we are uniting our efforts at FSU to move our Diversity and Inclusion initiative even more to the forefront of our University's agenda so that we can deliver on our vision to become the university and workplace of choice. Educating employees on how to work effectively in a diverse environment helps the University prevent discrimination and promote inclusiveness. There is evidence that effectively managing a diverse work force can contribute to increased faculty, staff and student retention and productivity. It can enhance the organization's responsiveness to an increasingly diverse world of customers, improve relations with the surrounding communities, increase the organization's ability to cope with change, and expand the creativity of the organization.

All of the above will move our performance, innovations, and contributions to the next level. We invite you to join us on our journey to being a more diverse and inclusive university.

Steering Committee

Kyle Clark Vice President for Finance and Administration Finance and Administration
Mary B. Coburn Vice President for Student Affairs Division of Student Affairs
Carolyn Egan General Counsel for Office of the General Counsel Office of the General Counsel
Renisha Gibbs Assistant Vice President for Human Resources/Finance and Administration Chief of Staff Office of Human Resources & Finance and Administration
Tom Jennings Vice President for University Advancement and President, FSU Foundation Office of University Advancement
Janet Kistner Interim Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement Office of Faculty Development & Advancement
Sally McRorie Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Gary K. Ostrander Vice President for Research Office of Research


Name Position Department
Edward Acoff Procurement Specialist Procurement Services
Ryanne Avina Assistant Director FSU Alumni Association
Arnel Bacani Director, Building Services Facilities
Brian Barton Assistant Dean Graduate School
Inam Sakinah Undergraduate Student Presidential Scholar - Biology/Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Brandon Bowden Assistant Vice President Student Affairs
Browning Brooks Assistant Vice President University Communications
Brittany Brown Student Athlete Women's Basketball
Ashley Carter Graduate Student Nutrition Science-Graduate School
Billy Close Assistant Professor/ Dir. Service Learning & Mentoring College of Criminology & Criminal Justice
Melissa Conner Director Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (PCC)
Janeia Daniels Ingram Assistant Dean College of Law
Sabrina Dickey Assistant Professor College of Nursing
Eric Friall President-elect FSU Black Alumni Association
Vanessa Fuchs Associate Director Intercollegiate Athletics
Miguel Hernandez Associate Director Center for Leadership & Social Change
Roxane Hughes Director, Center for Integrating Research & Learning. National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Bruce Lamont Thomas L Williams Eminent Scholar in Strategy College of Business
Helen Livingston Associate Dean College of Medicine
Nancy Marcus Dean/Robert O. Lawton Distiguished Professor Graduate School
Susannah Miller Associate Dean FSU Libraries
Laura Osteen Director Center for Leadership & Social Change
Iyanna Pierre-Louis Undergraduate Student Student Government Assoc.(Vice President)
Dragana Popovic Distinguished University Scholar Physics-NHMFL
Ladanya Ramirez-Surmeier Research & Assessment Coordinator Oglesby Union
Jose Rodriguez Associate Professor/Co-Director, Cntr. For Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine College of Medicine
Cindy Vickers-Clenney Assistant Director Human Resources- Ringling Center for the Arts
Alejandro Moreno Undergraduate Student Student Government Assoc.(Secretary of Diversity)

HR Administrative Liaisons

Michelle Douglas Director/Council Facilitator Office of Human Resources