The Office for Inclusion and Equity (OIE) is located in Student Services Building (SSB on campus map), third floor, suite 3.212. The SSB building is located at 100 West Dean Keeton (on the corner of Dean Keeton and Wichita St.). Please contact us at our main number 512-471-1849 or email email@example.com.
Marquita Booker, JD
Assistant Vice President
Ms. Booker has served as the director, office of equity, diversity and inclusion for the University of North Texas System the past two years, also serving as the Title IX officer. At the UNT System, she managed the development, coordination and implementation of institutional equity plans, policies and procedures, and developed and implemented effective training programs for employees and external stakeholders. She earned her B.A. from the University of South Carolina and her law degree from Florida A&M University College of Law.
Galen Eagle Bull, J.D.
Galen Eagle Bull, J.D., serves as the Associate Director of OIE. He brings over a decade of legal and investigative experience to assist the OIE in enforcing equal opportunity laws and policies at the University of Texas.
Previously, Mr. Eagle Bull was a Senior Investigator at the Office of the City Auditor in Austin where he investigated fraud, waste, and abuse. Prior to that, he was a Civil Rights Investigator at the Texas Workforce Commission, Civil Rights Division, where he investigated Title VII allegations, negotiated conciliation agreements between complainants and respondents, and successfully presented two substantiated violations before the Texas Commission on Human Rights.
Before coming to Austin, Mr. Eagle Bull practiced law in the private sector in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has a Juris Doctorate from Mitchell Hamline Law School in the Twin Cities and a B.A. in Criminology from the University of Minnesota.
Courtney R. Chavez, J.D.
Courtney R. Chavez, J.D., serves as the Associate Director of OIE. In her role, Ms. Chavez assists in the coordination and administration of the university’s Title VI, Title VII and Title IX complaint intake, triage, investigation and resolution process. She investigates discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation complaints by applicants, students, faculty, staff, visitors, and administrators.
In an effort to create an inclusive workplace culture, Ms. Chavez assists with the development and administering of the university’s affirmative action plan. She works with campus academic and administrative leaders to develop and implement university-wide initiatives that promote adoption of inclusive strategies to enhance the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and administrators. She develops and administers compliance training programs relating to policies and procedures enforced by OIE, and she acts as a liaison to key university collaborators.
Ms. Chavez brings to the university over 10 years of experience as an advocate for the advancement of diverse communities in the workplace. She speaks nationally on topics of grit and mindset, cultural competency, and implicit bias. She previously served as the Deputy Director for the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas School of Law where she developed and implemented strategies to combat implicit and subconscious bias in the legal profession.
Ms. Chavez is a licensed attorney in California. She received her undergraduate degree from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and her Juris Doctorate from University of Texas School of Law. She currently serves as a Commissioner for the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Latina Commission and as a member of the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession’s Social Impact Incubator.
Robynn K. Strong, BA
Robynn K. Strong serves at the Executive Assistant in the Office for Inclusion and Equity (OIE), where she provides executive-level support to staff members, coordinating and organizing day-to-day administrative processes and office workflow. She manages OIE’s triage program and database systems. Ms. Strong also manages, examines, and reviews data intake forms, complaints, accommodations, correspondence and other documentation via electronic management systems. Additionally, she provides summary reports to senior staff on the programmatic responsibilities within the office.
Ms. Strong brings over 20 years of work experience in higher education, including over 8 years in the field of inclusion and diversity. She previously served as the Manager of Faculty Diversity and Development, in the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity (OIDEO), at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Her main areas of responsibility included; facilitating training sessions on policies, procedures and best practices for Faculty Recruitment and overseeing the Faculty Affirmative Action Plan. She was also one of the co-founders/facilitators of CWRU’s Train the Champion program where employees meet monthly to discuss a wide spectrum of diversity topics, from disability issues to cultural, racial and intergenerational differences. In 2012 and 2013 her leadership and efforts contributed to the program receiving Insight Into Diversity magazine’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.
Ms. Strong received her Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Notre Dame College, South Euclid, Ohio.