Transforming Lives Through Knowledge

Leveraging the research of our scholars, the passion of our community members, and the guidance of our educators to understand the world as it is and shape it as it should be.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Mentorship

Why is diversity, racial equity, and inclusion critical to business?


of business leaders agree a strategic workforce education program should help an organization achieve its diversity and inclusion goals.

(Instride, 2022)


of workers believe that inclusivity, sponsorship, allyship, participation, and skill-building are key drivers for DEI mentoring programs.

(MentorCliq, 2022)


of individuals with a mentor say they find the experience to be a valuable one.

(The Mentor Method, 2022)

DREI Supportive Events

  1. Women's History Month Speaker Event: How DREI practices affect women in the workplace

    The Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion student group hosts a Women's History speaker event featuring...

  2. Black History Month: A Journey into the Black History of Arlington, Fort Worth, and Tarrant County

    The College of Business Diversity, Racial Equity and Inclusion Group will host a Black History Month...

Awareness and Acknowledgement


Photo of RISE scholar at the RISE scholar meet and greet.


MavONE allows you to re-connect with old classmates and use the trusted UTA College of Business community to expand your professional network.

Statements from Your Deans

Photo of UTA college of business dean of diversity, racial equity, and inclusion Dr. Myrtle Bell. With trees in the background.

Associate Dean, Myrtle Bell

As a UTA alumna who has dedicated my career to this field, I am honored to lead the Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion (DREI) efforts in the College of Business. The diversity of our student body, faculty, and staff across race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability status, age, socioeconomic status, Veteran status, and additional identities presents us with a unique responsibility to excel in our pursuit of equity and inclusion...

College of Business Dean Harry Dombroski

Dean, Harry Dombroski

We in UT Arlington's College of Business value the diversity of our student body. We appreciate that our students come from a multitude of races, religions, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, familial structures, socioeconomic statuses, and additional unique identities...

Dr. Myrtle Bell

Thomas M. McMahon Professor in Business Ethics

Associate Dean for Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion

PhD Coordinator - Management

Myrtle Bell Contact Photo


Phone #: 817-272-5493

Office: Room 602

Philisa Stanford

Director of Diversity,

Racial Equity, and Inclusion

Headshot of College of Business faculty, Philisa Stanford


Phone #: 817-272-3370

Office: Room 302

Jhonniece Meeks

Coordinator of Diversity,

Racial Equity, and Inclusion

Photo of COB DREIG staff, Jhonniece Meeks.

Partner With Us

Established September 2020 during the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racial inequities, the Diversity, Racial Equity, & Inclusion (DREI) Group was created to bring together scholars, community members, and educators for the common goal of understanding our world as it is, to build our world as it should be. We need your help to create equitable solutions for our diverse student body! Your gift will help support student scholarships, mentoring programs, networking events and lectures, conferences, and other DREI events.