The UAB Diversity Advisory Council meets twice yearly to advise the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on matters related to diversity.

Diversity Advisory Council Representatives


Dr. Carolyn Braswell
Associate Vice President
Office for Equity and Diversity
Anita Clemon
HRM Administration
Dr. Paulette Dilworth
Vice President
Office for Equity and Diversity
Dr. Nianjun Liu
Associate Professor
School of Public Health
Sylvia McAphee
Assistant Professor Serials Librarian
Lister Hill Library
Dr. George Munchus
School of Business
Dr. Kathleen G. Nelson
Associate Dean
School of Medicine
Dr. Bryan Noe
Graduate School Dean
Graduate School
Dennis Otali
Graduate Assistant
Biology Department

Satyam Patel

Undergrad Student
Materials Science and Engineering
Dr. James Raper
Associate Professor, President Alliance LGBT
Medicine and Nursing
Dr. Lourdes Sanchez-Lopez
Associate Professor Chair, Manos Juntas
College of Art and Sciences
Dr. Harlan Sands
Vice Provost for Admin. and Quality Improvement 
Office of the Provost

Caroline West

UAB Women's Center

Ferhat Zengul

Business Officer
UAB Hospital

  Diversity Council Subcommittees
* Committe on Disabilities and Other Special Issues
  Chair - Dr. Kathleen Nelson
  Co-Chair - Dr. Bryan Noe
* Committee on Gender, Age and Equity Issues
  Chair - Ms. Caroline West
  Co - Chari - Ms. Sylvia McAphee
* Committee on LGBT Issues
  Chair - Dr. James Raper
  Co - Chair
* Committe on Race, Ethnicity and Religion Issues
  Chair - Dr. Lourdes Sanchez-Lopez
  Co - Chair - Mr. Ferhat Zengul