DEI Committee Membership | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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2021 -2022 Voting Members

The DEI Committee consists of 19 voting members with the following roles and membership structure: 

Director Student Diversity and Inclusion – Doris Hereford
Director of Global Health or their designee
– Michelle Ensminger
Human Resources Representative
– Deshun Avery
Managed Care Representative
– Rebecca Ramirez

Five (5) members representing each of the five Schools of the institution:

  • Felix Morales, SOM faculty
  • Pat Francis Johnson, SON faculty
  • Chris Townsend, SHP faculty
  • Celine Zhong, SOP faculty (Abilene)
  • Theresa Byrd, GSBS faculty

Three (3) representatives from TTUHSC’s legislative bodies: 

  • Kyle Johnson, SON faculty, Faculty Senate
  • Lena Hooker, Financial Aid staff, Staff Senate
  • Josh Willms, GSBS Student, Student Government Association 

Seven (7) at large positions made up of faculty, staff, and students selected through an application process. Members will serve two year terms, which may be renewed:

Keith Baker, SHP student 
Kelly Bennett, SOM faculty
Thanuja Chandrasena, SOM faculty (Amarillo) 
Tobias Kroll, SHP faculty
Terri Wilson, Library

Ex-Officio Members 

Chief of Staff or their designee – Bryce Looney
Student Disability Services Representative – Tamara Mancini
Interprofessional Education Representative – Renee Bogschutz, IPE
External Relations Representative – Meaghan Collier
Compliance Representative – Sonya Castro
Title IX Coordinator – Leslie Collins
General Counsel – Renee Posey
Veterans Resource Center Representative – Sara Henly
Assistant Provost for Student Affairs or their designee – Erin Justyna

Committee Chairs

Staff Co-Chair

Erin Justyna
erin.justyna@ttuhsc.edu

Faculty Co-Chair

Chris Townsend
chris.townsend@ttuhsc.edu