The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Leverage inclusive excellence in creating and sustaining a more equitable and diverse university environment.


Lead the strategically collaborative effort to be recognized as a multicultural institution.


  • Raise the collective consciousness, awareness, and understanding of the UTA community in areas relating to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Develop pipeline strategies to ensure that we recruit, hire, support, retain, and promote diverse faculty.
  • Enhance the representation of highly qualified, diverse, and meaningfully engaged faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Cultivate and sustain partnerships with units, departments, divisions, and external communities to optimize student success and learning.

Meet our Staff

Bryan Samuel, Ph.D.

Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Phone #: 817-272-2747

Office: UAB 307

Lucinda Buhrkuhl

Executive Assistant


Phone #: 817-272-2747

Office: UAB 318

Eunice Currie

Assistant Vice President for Cultural Competence Education


Phone #: 817-272-4208

Office: Wetsel 102I

Shunda Dixon

Administrative Assistant I


Phone #: 817-272-1121

Office: Wetsel 102

Eddie Freeman

Executive Director


Phone #: 817-272-3115

Office: Wetsel 102C

Loretta Pequeno

DEI Talent Sourcing Specialist


Phone #: 817-272-3208

Office: Wetsel 102B

Monique Franklin Pierce

Cultural Competence Education Coordinator III


Phone #: 817-272-1588

Office: Wetsel 102J

Organizational Chart

View the org chart for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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