Leadership

Our dedicated team is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive campus community environment for all its members. We welcome your concerns, questions, and comments.

LaVar J. Charleston

Position title: Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion
Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer
Elzie Higginbottom Director

Email: chiefdiversityofficer@cdo.wisc.edu

Cheryl Gittens

Position title: Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity & Scholarship Programs

Email: cheryl.gittens@wisc.edu

Torsheika Maddox

Position title: Senior Operations Officer & Chief of Staff

Email: tmaddox@wisc.edu

Luis Piñero

Position title: Senior Special Assistant for Workforce Equity, Diversity Education and Outreach Deputy; Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Email: luis.pinero@wisc.edu

Anju Reejhsinghani

Position title: Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Administration

Email: reejhsinghan@wisc.edu

Derrick Smith

Position title: Senior Co-Director of External Relations, Partnerships & Development

Email: derrick.smith@wisc.edu

Tracy Williams

Position title: Senior Co-Director of External Relations, Partnerships, and Development

Email: tracy.williamsmaclin@wisc.edu

Campus Diversity Representatives

Embedded in every school, college, and division are Campus Diversity Representatives, charged with supporting the academic achievement of students—particularly those from underrepresented and targeted groups. These point persons work with their administrative leaders, faculty and staff to address issues of climate in the classroom and workplace.

Find your Campus Diversity Representative