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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 Reyes has worked in the Office for Diversity since July, 2013, providing expertise in measurement, assessment, and data analysis. Her primary job responsibilities are reviewing and documenting campus diversity initiatives and assessing institutional progress on the University Diversity Plan. From 2002-2013, Jennifer worked for Texas A&M University in the area of student affairs assessment. Research interests include campus climate assessment and the impact of campus diversity on student development.

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.

Oluwabukola Makinde --

Oluwabukola Makinde -- Graduate Assistant

Bio: Oluwabukola, Bukky, is a graduate student at the Bush School of Government with a major in Public Service and Administration. She is from Nigeria and is passionate about leadership, good governance, and achieving sustainable development in developing countries in Africa and parts of Asia. She volunteers frequently with the Public Service Organization at the Bush School and has been featured in the Diversity and Inclusion Committee student spotlight in 2017.

Yusra Aziz --

Yusra Aziz -- Student Assistant

Bio: Yusra Aziz is a Senior 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 sophomore 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 Junior 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 an 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 plans on going to law school to become a human rights lawyer.