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About the Office

Welcome from Dr. Annie S. McGowan
Interim Vice President and Associate Provost for Dr. Annie McGowanDiversity
Bill and Gina Flores Professorship in Business

The Office for Diversity website represents our commitment to transparency and an invitation to fully engage all members of the campus community on a journey towards academic excellence. Our success in completing this journey in a manner that truly aligns with Aggie Core Values depends largely on our ability to comprehensively link our diversity plan objectives to every aspect of our educational mission. The Office for Diversity stands ready to facilitate engagement and collaboration among those who share our goal of advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity, and holding all stakeholders accountable for fulfilling the land grant mission of Texas A&M University.

Office for Diversity Speaker Request form

The Office for Diversity's Mission

The mission of the Office for Diversity is to implement and coordinate Texas A&M University’s Diversity Plan by providing leadership and support to the academic and administrative units as they embed diversity, equity. and inclusion in academic and institutional excellence. The Office for Diversity works to advance accountability, campus climate, and equity across the university while resisting racism, bias, and discrimination.  

Organization Chart

November 2021 Office for Diversity Organization Chart
Organizational Chart PDF (PDF Reader) - Current as of 11/17/2021

Contact Us

Office for Diversity
Texas A&M University 
Jack K. Williams Administration Building, Suite 001
1360 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-1360
Phone: (979) 458-2905

Staff Directory

Dr. Annie S. McGowan

Dr. Annie S. McGowan -- Interim Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity; Professor, Business
Bio: Annie McGowan currently serves as Interim Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and is the holder of the Bill and Gina Flores Professorship in Business.  As Interim Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity...
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Dr. Jennifer McGee Reyes

Dr. Jennifer McGee Reyes -- Assistant Vice President for Diversity
Bio: Dr. Jennifer McGee 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...
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Crystal Spruill Carter, M.S, M.Ed.

Crystal Spruill Carter, M.S, M.Ed. -- Communications Specialist
Bio: Crystal Spruill Carter, M.S., M.Ed. is the Communications Specialist in Texas A&M University’s Office for Diversity. Crystal’s responsibilities include leadership and creativity in writing, designing, managing, and...
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Ande Burks

Ande Burks -- Executive Assistant III
Bio: Ande Burks serves as the Executive Assistant to the Interim Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity at Texas A&M University. Ande has years of professional administrative experience including working at the George H.W...
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Dr. Omar Rivera

Dr. Omar Rivera -- Director of ACES
Bio: Omar Rivera, PhD, is the Director of the ACES program in the Office for Diversity and Associate Professor of Philosophy at TAMU. Dr. Rivera joined the faculty at TAMU in Fall 2020. He received a DAAD Fellowship for graduate work at the...
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Dr. Lizette Ojeda

Dr. Lizette Ojeda -- ADVANCE Administrative Fellow
Bio: Dr. Lizette Ojeda is an ADVANCE Administrative Fellow in the Office for Diversity and Associate Professor in the department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. She joined Texas A&M University as...
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Darby Salge, M.Ed.

Darby Salge, M.Ed. -- Graduate Assistant – Research
Bio: Darby Salge, M.Ed. is a school psychology doctoral student in the College of Education and Human Development. She is from Houston, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M in 2020 with a Master of Education, and in 2019 with a Bachelor of...
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Redeem Francis

Redeem Francis -- Student Assistant
Bio: Redeem Francis is a second-year student at The Bush School of Government and Public Service. She is pursing a Master of Public Service and Administration on a Non-Profit Management track with a concentration in Health Policy and...
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Lawren Walker

Lawren Walker -- Student Assistant
Bio: Lawren Walker is an English major from Houston, Texas. She currently serves as the Vice President 1 for NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and serves as the President for the Voices of Praise Gospel Choir....
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Dr. Mahmut Gundogdu

Dr. Mahmut Gundogdu -- Data Scientist
Bio: Dr. Mahmut Gundogdu is a Data Scientist at the Office for Diversity. His primary role is to apply an advanced level of statistical analysis for office needs. He received his Ph.D. in Quantitative Research Methodology from the University...
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Manas Gokhale

Manas Gokhale -- Student Technician
Bio: Manas Gokhale is a first-year student at Mays Business School pursuing a master’s degree in Management Information Systems. Originally, from Mumbai, India, Manas holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the...
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Vanessa Garcia

Vanessa Garcia -- Student Assistant
Bio: Vanessa is a second-year student at Texas A&M pursuing a bachelor's degree in Public Health.  She currently is active in the Mexican Student Association on campus and is a member of Aggie Elevate, a peer education...
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