Skip to content

Our Leadership Team

Vice President Mary Ann Villarreal leads the division’s efforts to influence and shape the equity, diversity, and inclusion work happening across the institution. She is supported by an executive leadership team which informs the strategy, programming, engagement, implementation, and amplification of the work both within the University of Utah community and within a national context.

Mary Ann Villarreal

VP for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Park 208

José Rodríguez

AVP for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

HSEB 5750B

Emma E. Houston

AVP for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Park 135

Daniel K. Cairo

AVP for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Park 135

Keith Embray

Executive Director of Operations / Associate Athletic Director

Park 135

Pamela Bishop

Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

Amy Fulton

Director, New Leadership Academy

Park 135

Edén Cortés-López

Director of Research and Climate

Park 135

Abdulkhaliq Barbaar

Director for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion


Tricia Sugiyama

Director of EDI Projects

Park 135

Samantha Eldridge (Diné)

Director, American Indian Resource Center

FDAIRC (Bldg 622)

Meligha Garfield

Director, Black Cultural Center

FD 603 (BCC)

Cassie Zamora-Cathcart

Interim Director, Center for Equity & Student Belonging

Union 235

Rosa Salamanca

Director, Dream Center

Union 80

Harry Hawkins

Director, LGBT Resource Center

Union 409