HHS Diversity and Inclusion Committee

School of Health and Human Sciences

Mission

Diversity and inclusion are core values in the School of Heath and Human Sciences, and they are central to our mission which is to inspire and equip people and transform institutions to work in ways that make the world better, safer, healthier, and more humane and just. 
UNCG Students walk along College Avenue on April 24, 2012. (Photography by Ted Richardson)

History of the Office

Dean Celia Hooper established the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in 2012 within the School of Health and Human Sciences, as one of three special program areas, the others are Community Engagement and Internationalization.

Dr. Andrea G. Hunter,  Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Studies, was the Director of the HHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion. In 2016, she concluded her role as director and the office became the School Health and Human Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence is the bridge between our values and the fulfillment of our mission. The aim of the HHS Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to seed sustainable Inclusive Excellence within the School of Health and Human Sciences through:

  • Education and Training
  • Building Inclusive Community
  • Assessment.

Chairs

 Jennifer Klaiber Jennifer Klaiber

Graduate Administrative Assisitant, Human Development and Family Studies

Master of Arts student in Sociology

As an HDFS staff member, my commitment to diversity is expressed in all of my daily tasks, from recruiting prospective graduate students to communicating with a variety of university employees and students. Additionally, my research interests in sociology center around white racial socialization in order to work towards a more empathetic and equitable society. Co-chairing this committee is a wonderful opportunity for me on both a personal and a professional level. I look forward to getting to know you all better as I step into this new role.

 Donna Duffy Donna Duffy

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

Program Director, Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity, Center for Women’s Health and Wellness

As a faculty member and a program director at UNCG, I am committed engaging in culturally responsive and responsible pedagogy in an effort to foster learning environments where students feel safe and supported.  I looking forward to working with the HHS community and the larger university community as we explore issues related to diversity, teaching and learning.

Planning Committee

The Office is supported by a Planning Committee representing HHS departments and programs, and faculty, staff, administrators, and students.

Andrea Hunter is the recipient of Cultural Pluralism Award (2015) from the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions. She shares this award with the HHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

See also the UNCG Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion