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Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman --

Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman -- Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity; Professor, Department of Communication

Bio: Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman is Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity, and a Professor in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University. Dr. Coleman is charged with implementing the University Diversity Plan, thereby leading efforts in accountability, climate, and equity. She also provides strategic and scholarly leadership on practices and measures that advance diversity and inclusion progress in diversifying the faculty, staff, and student body, with an emphasis on recruitment, retention, and progression. She works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students across Texas A&M’s 16 colleges and schools, two branch campuses, Health Science Center, and University Libraries. She is a graduate of the American Council on Education Leadership Academy, the University of California-Berkeley Executive Leadership Academy, and the National Intergroup Dialogue Institute. Dr. Coleman was a Fellow in the Big 10 Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program. Dr. Coleman has earned numerous awards. She is the recipient of the John Dewey Award for undergraduate education, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Outstanding Mentor Award, and the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the University of Michigan, as well as recognition from New York University School of Education for teaching excellence. She also holds the Minority Access National Role Model Award. A nationally prominent and award-winning Professor of Communication and Africana studies, Dr. Coleman’s scholarship focuses on identity and media studies, and effective intercultural communication. Her current research focuses on the NAACP’s participation in media activism. CV (pdf)

 

Dr. Jennifer Reyes --

Dr. Jennifer Reyes -- Director for Assessment and Diversity Initiatives

Bio: Dr. Jennifer McGee Reyes is the Director for Assessment and Diversity Initiatives in the Office for Diversity. Dr. Reyes’ key responsibility is working with campus leaders to develop, implement, and assess diversity and inclusion strategies on campus. Furthermore, she provides leadership for the collaboration and integration of diversity and inclusion initiatives across the university. In addition to her expertise in measurement, assessment, and data analyses, Dr. Reyes brings experience and training in difficult dialogues, counseling, and problem-solving to her work in the Office for Diversity. Additionally, she is active in professional organizations such as the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Finally, most importantly, Jennifer is a proud former student, Class of 2010, an enthusiastic member of the Aggie Women Network, Texas A&M’s Women’s Administrators Network, and a Century Club member. Research interests include campus climate assessment and the impact of campus diversity on student sucess.

Deyanira Ely --

Deyanira Ely -- Senior Administrative Coordinator

Bio: Deyanira began working at Texas A&M University in 2004, in the College of Education and Human Development. She has over 16 years of administrative experience and has worked with donors, former students, faculty, staff, and university leaders to fulfill the university’s mission and uphold Texas A&M’s Core Values. She volunteers with Texas A&M Dining during the holiday season and participates with Bryan High School’s Parent Teacher Organization. She is also active with the BCS Marathon Race Series, TAMU Women’s Club, and Brazos County Aggie Moms.

Dr. Carlos A. Bolaños-Guzmán --

Dr. Carlos A. Bolaños-Guzmán -- Assistant Provost for Diversity; Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Bio: Dr. Carlos Bolaños-Guzmán is Assistant Provost for Diversity, and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University. Dr. Bolaños-Guzmán supports the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity’s initiatives, and oversees the Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program at Texas A&M. Dr. Bolaños’ scholarship focuses in establishing causal relationships between early-life experiences, brain biochemistry, and behavior.
 

Darby Salge -

Darby Salge - Graduate Assistant - Research

Bio: Darby Salge is a first year school psychology doctoral student in the College of Education and Human Development. She is from Houston, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a minor in Neuroscience and a Certificate in Diversity. Darby is passionate about mental health advocacy, academic test anxiety, and parent-child relationships. She is a member of The Student Affiliates of School Psychology (SASP), and served as the fundraising chair for Texas Aggies Fighting Alzheimer’s (TAFA) from 2017-2019.  
 

Yusra Aziz --

Yusra Aziz -- Student Assistant

Bio: Yusra Aziz is a Genetics major with a minor in Neuroscience. She is passionate about outreach in the community, educating others about social justice, and mental health initiatives. In her time here at A&M she has been involved in various organizations and has pursued her passions through them. She is a Peer Diversity Educator for the department of Multicultural Student Services, a current volunteer for the Student Counseling Helpline, and has been serving as a proud Co-Chair for Fish Camp 2018. Yusra wants to be part of the change in helping A&M become a more inclusive and supportive environment for all students. After her undergrad she plans on pursuing a Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling and using that as a stepping stone to truly impact the society around her. 

Redeem Francis --

Redeem Francis -- Student Assistant

Bio: Redeem Francis is a Political Science major. She is from Crowley, Texas and is passionate about taking a stand against social injustice; specifically pertaining to injustices faced by victims of sexual and domestic abuse. At A&M, Redeem plans to continue her education in pursuit of a master’s degree in Public Service and Administration at the Bush School before furthering her education at law school. In her free time, Redeem frequently volunteers with Mission St. Faith, a non-profit mission organization that provides medical relief in Jamaica and cities in the DFW area; as well as many other clinics and health fairs around the nation.

Morgan Gimblet --

Morgan Gimblet -- Student Assistant

Bio: Morgan Gimblet is a Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Studies major with a double minor in Art History and Women’s studies. She is from San Antonio, TX and is the current president of F.R.E.E. (Feminists for Reproductive Equity and Education) and serves as the Public Relations officer for LCAA (Latinx Community Advocacy Association). She is passionate about Latinx and women’s rights, student engagement, and creating a more diverse and inclusive campus here at A&M. She is currently a Generation Action Intern for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and organizes campus events to promote and educate people on campus. After graduating from Texas A&M in December 2019, she has been accepted to join Teach for America's Americorp program where she will teach in a low-income school in her hometown to help with educational inequity.