Texas Tech University

Meet The Team

Mission

The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is committed to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. In support of the university's priorities, we strive to create collaborative partnerships among Texas Tech faculty and staff, community organizations, and students through programs, activities and events that develop students' professional skills, individual creativity, personal excellence and social awareness.

Vision

Our vision embraces the essence of life-long success. Our vision is to be an inclusive environment where students and faculty collaboratively share ideas while cultivating a culture of inclusive excellence by engaging in programs, activities, and events that advance the university's priorities.

Administration

Dr. Sumner

Carol A. Sumner, Ed.D
Chief Diversity Officer & Vice President
Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Dulcie Walters

Janice Lytle
Executive Administrative Associate
Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Jade Silva-Tovar

Jade Silva Tovar
Senior Director
Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Institutional Diversity Office Team

Ashley

Ashley Gonzales, Ph.D.
Senior Director
Office of Institutional Diversity

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Michelle Tijerina
Senior Administrative Assistant
Office of Institutional Diversity

Olga Achourkina

Olga Achourkina
Director
Finance and Administration

Loron Pinnock Brown

Loron Pinnock Brown
Graduate Assistant
Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

paul ruiz

Paul Ruiz, J.D.

Lead Administrator
Office of Institutional Diversity

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Cory Powell
Director 
Office of Institutional Diversity

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Justin Carter
Reporting Analyst 
Office of Institutional Diversity

Divisional Leadership

Vacant

Vacant
Director
College Connect & TTU UIL

Nefertiti Beck

Nefertiti Beck
Director
SILC

Jon Crider

Jon Crider, Ph.D.
Director
McNair Scholars Program

Deb

Debra Crosby, M.A.
Director
Military & Veterans Programs

Brandon Cruz

Brandon Cruz, M.Ed
Director
Transition & Mentoring Programs

Marcus

Vacant 
Director
TRIO Student Support Services

Cory Hamilton

Cory Hamilton
Director
Raider Education

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Alex Onischuk
Director and Head Coach
Texas Tech Chess Program

Jody

Jody Randall, M.S.
Director
Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement

Business Team

Olga Achourkina

Olga Achourkina
Director
Finance and Administration

Nichoel Boyd

Nichoel Boyd
Administrator

Vacant

Donald Lane 
Business Assistant

Dominique Gonzales

Dominique Gonzales
Unit Manager


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Kacy Hokett
Administrator

Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion