Center for Equity and Inclusion

Who We Are


The Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) provides compassionate guidance that advances a supportive university culture by inviting self-reflection and exploration of differences. We curate resources for educational solutions, Restorative interventions, workforce diversification and inclusive campus support.


The CEI serves as a resource to cultivate belonging throughout the university community. We encourage inclusive learning and dialogue among community members as they navigate identity-centered relationship dynamics. The CEI is committed to promoting fairness, repairing harm and prompting critical thinking about differences.

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Meet the Team

Marquita Booker (she/her/hers)

Associate Vice President

Erica Hernandez (she/her/hers)

Office Liaison/Operations Manager

Averil Houston (he/him/his)

Administrative Support Manager

Restorative Justice

Emily Smith (she/her/hers)

Program Administrator, Restorative Justice Practices/DEI Education Facilitator

Haya Abusway (she/her/hers)

Director of Restorative Justice Practices

Pau Benavides (they/them/theirs)

Program Administrator, Restorative Justice Practices/DEI Education Facilitator

Diversity Education

Yeo Ju Choi (she/her/hers)

Director of Training, Education, and Outreach

Inclusive Campus Support

Shawntal Brown (she/her/hers)

Senior Outreach Program Coordinator, Inclusive Campus Support

Betty Jeanne Taylor (she/her/hers)

Assistant Vice President, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Lucky Motwani (she/her/hers)

Senior Student Associate, Inclusive Campus Support