Sharon Couch, Coordinator of Student Life and Diversity Programs, Herbert College of Agriculture
James Williams, Assistant Professor, Retail, Hospitality, & Tourism Management
Javiette Samuel, Director of Community Engagement, Office of Research and Engagement
Dorian McCoy, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy
Thura Mack, Professor, John C. Hodges Library
Dawn Duke, Associate Professor, Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures
Derek Alderman, Professor, Department of Geography
Melanie Allen, Assistant Professor, John C. Hodges Library
Brook Dennard Rosser, Talent Acquisition and Retention, Knox County Schools
Chonika Coleman-King, Assistant Professor, Theory & Practice in Teacher Education
Jioni Lewis, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Joann Jeter, Assistant Director, Center for Career Development
Lauren Moret, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology and Counseling
Tenea Lowery, Assistant Director, Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life
Tonya Goins, Accounting Specialist III, Tickle College of Engineering
Ryessia Jones Russell, Assistant Director, Haslam College of Business
Marshall Steward, Associate Director, Thorton Athletics Student Life Center
Tanisha Jenkins, Director, Office of Multicultural Student Life
Izetta Slade, Senior Director, Human Resources
NaQuiana Moore, Student Success Advisor, Herbert College of Agriculture
Jheri Wills, Graduate Student, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Alvin Morton, Graduate Student, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies
Melanie Inniss, Accounting Assistant III, University Housing Administration
Trey Hobson, Library Supervisor II, John C. Hodges Library
Makala Johnson, Undergraduate Student, College of Social Work
Tammie Washington, Undergraduate Student, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies
Cordarrius Winton, Undergraduate Student, Haslam College of Business
Madison Woods, Undergraduate Student, Biological Sciences
Zamir Turner, Undergraduate Student, Department of Religious Studies
Jordan Douglas, Undergraduate Student, College of Nursing
Gianna Noel, Undergraduate Student, College of Architecture
Jessica Howard, Undergraduate Student, Haslam College of Business
Welton Pride, Undergraduate Student, Haslam College of Business
Jevon Reeves, Undergraduate Student, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies
Graduate Research Assistant
Jada White, PhD Student, School Psychology
- Mary Lucal, Representing Vice Chancellor for Human Resources ♦
- Misty Anderson, President of Faculty Senate ♦
- Angela Batey, Chair of the Council for Diversity and Interculturalism ♦
- Rachel Chen, Chair of the Commission for Women ♦
- Mitsunori Misawa, Co-Chair of the Commission for LGBT People ♦
- Joel Anderson, Co-Chair of the Commission for LGBT People ♦
- Emoni Degon, Representative of Graduate Student Senate ♦
Note: ♦ denotes Voting Ex-officio members
As a member of the commission, you are expected to fulfill the following responsibilities.
- Serve on one committee OR serve as Chair/Co-Chair of a committee.
- Provide input to the committee.
- Assist with the work on the agenda set forth by committee and/or commission.
- Attend monthly commission meetings.
- Serve as a community liaison for the campus and Knoxville area African American community.
- Bring pertinent issues forth to the Commission.
- Assist with events as necessary (greeting, handing out lunches, set up/take down, etc.)
Committee Chair or Co-Chair
The Commission has four committees: Faculty/Staff/Student Concerns, Bylaws, Awards, and Publicity & Community Outreach. As the chair or co-chair of one of these committees, you are expected to fulfill the following responsibilities.
- Set a goal for the year.
- Communicate with and/or hold meetings with committee to achieve goal set forth.
- Provide updates on committee work to full commission at meetings.
- Provide year-end report on goal.