Meet the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Team

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Marco Barker

Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion

Marco Barker has served as the inaugural vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion since April 1, 2019, and holds an appointment as associate professor of practice in education administration.

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Vice Chancellor Barker Office Hours:

Third Monday of each month from 12-1PM
Fourth Monday of each month from 5-6PM

Visit go.unl.edu/barkerofficehours during scheduled office hours. Once logged in, participants will be placed in a waiting room. Participants will be moved into a breakout room for a private conversation with Vice Chancellor Barker.

Note: Dr. Barker will not be hosting Office Hours in December.

    Office of Diversity and Inclusion leadership Team

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    Jerri Harner

    Executive Assistant

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    Nkenge Friday

    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives

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    Charlie Foster

    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Inclusive Student Excellence and Director of OASIS

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    Karen Kassebaum

    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Inclusive Leadership and Learning

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    Gwen Combs

    Director for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

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    Office of Diversity and Inclusion Staff

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    Rhonda Taylor

    Office Manager, OASIS and JGMC

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    Kerra Russell

    Associate Director
    OASIS and JGMC

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    Katie Kodad

    Program Coordinator
    OASIS and JGMC

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    John Tessalee

    Program Coordinator
    OASIS and JGMC

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    EmyRosa Kata

    Program Coordinator
    OASIS and JGMC

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    Germán Ávila

    Assistant Program Coordinator
    OASIS and JGMC

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    Jessie Peter

    Graduate Assistant
    Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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    Abhi Shome

    Graduate Assistant
    Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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    Ipsita Mitra

    Graduate Assistant
    Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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    Amelia Baumgardner

    Graduate Assistant
    Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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    Madison Cappellano

    Graduate Assistant
    OASIS and JGMC

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    Jesus Yanez

    Graduate Assistant
    OASIS and JGMC

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    Tamayo Zhou

    Graduate Assistant
    OASIS and JGMC

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    Meena Pannirselvam

    Graduate Assistant
    OASIS and JGMC

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