anita clemonAnita Clemon, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CAAP, assistant vice president for Institutional Equity, has announced she will retire, effective Aug. 31, after over 30 years at UAB.

She began her career in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology. She later joined the Department of Pediatrics before transitioning to Human Resources, taking on a role in Employee Relations, then directing Employee Records and Compliance.  She joined the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 2017. As AVP for Institutional Equity, Clemon is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring university programs, policies, and practices to promote and ensure compliance with the university’s affirmative action, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination policies. She also serves as the Staff Affirmative Action Officer for the institution.

During her tenure, Clemon worked to get paid parental leave, been a member of the Oracle implementation project team, oversaw access to lactation rooms across the campus and hospital, and, most recently, in 2021, helped launch the Diversity Dashboard.

"Anita has been a great and trusted colleague. She has left an incredible legacy of a commendable work ethic and excellent service. We know that she will continue to impact society with her enthusiasm," said Paulette Patterson Dilworth, PhD, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. "Her retirement marks the end of a chapter at UAB. As she begins the next chapter, we wish her well and that her story will be even more inspiring."

Clemon earned a B.S. degree from the Collat School of Business in 1990. She is a past president of the National Alumni Society, past president of the UAB Commission on the Status of Women, and a 1989 initiate of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., UAB's Iota Phi Chapter. An active community participant in the greater Birmingham area, Clemon is a recent graduate of Leadership Hoover, a 2018 Momentum Executive Class Alumna, a member of the Board for the Children’s Aid Society of Alabama, and was recently appointed to Board for the Birmingham Urban League.

“I hope I have left people better than I found them in the years I have been here because UAB has certainly left me better,” said Clemon.

A retirement reception will be in the AB Penthouse Large Conference Room Thursday, Aug. 25 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Aug. 15.