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Carrie McClain


Carrie McClain is the Assistant Vice President for the Office of University Community at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.  Within her role as the Assistant Vice President, Carrie works with others across the University on initiatives of significant importance to OU such as increasing the diversity amongst the University community.  She provides collaborative leadership with the OUHSC academic deans and other campus leaders and works closely with the Student Service offices in the OUHSC colleges, Student Affairs, Human Resources and with OU Norman campus resources. 


Carrie received her B.A. from the University of Oklahoma as well as her Master’s in Human Relations with a focus in Counseling.  Following the completion of her Master’s, she became a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Carrie has an appointment as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Human Relations at OU and serves on the Board of Directors for Infinite Possibilities.


Dr. Teara Lander


Dr. Teara Flagg Lander currently holds the position of Director of Campus and Community Engagement. Her position entails engaging with faculty and staff to create a more inclusive environment for all members of the OU community. She received a Bachelor of arts degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in political science. A Master of Education degree from the University of Oklahoma in higher education administration and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education from Kansas State University. Additionally, she holds two graduate certificates in qualitative research methods and social justice education both from Kansas State University. She has a passion for increasing the cultural awareness of colleges and universities and providing educational access to all students. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, watching movies, and reading. 

Dr. Johnny Poolaw


Dr. Johnny Poolaw is of the Kiowa, Delaware, Comanche, and Chiricahua Apache Nations.  Johnny holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Art in Teaching from Cameron University, an M.Ed., and his Ph.D. in Adult & Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma.  In February, Johnny accepted the role of Acting Tribal Liaison Officer at OU where his role is to develop and promote mutually respectful partnerships between Oklahoma’s Tribal Nations and the University.   Prior to joining OU, Johnny served as the Vice President of Student & Academic Affairs at Comanche Nation College. 

Monique Ramirez


Monique Ramirez oversees the student diversity initiatives, which includes management of the First Year Diversity Experience and student diversity programs.  Monique has worked in higher education for 15 years. She believes in working collaboratively with campus partners to create an inclusive and high-quality experience for all students on our campus.  She holds bachelor’s degrees in both Classics and English, and a master’s degree in Education (Postsecondary Administration & Student Affairs) all from the University of Southern California. Monique is originally from Southern California and moved to Oklahoma in the fall of 2017.  She enjoys spending time with her partner and family, a good conversation or a great book, college football (especially watching the USC Trojans) and traveling to any new place. 


Avery Marshall


Avery Marshall (he/him/his) is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at OU Tulsa Campus. He received a B.A. in History from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. His background and passion has been in museum and social justice work. In Kansas, he served as the Director of Education for the Kansas Aviation Museum. He also served as the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for Camp Fire Green Country in Tulsa, OK.

C Don Bradley

C Don

C. Don Bradley serves as the Associate Dean of Admissiona and Director of National Diversity Initiatives. As an OU alumnus, C. Don works and resides in Houston TX.  Along with recruiting the areas of Houston and Washington DC, C. Don oversees the University’s National Diversity Recruitment Initiatives.

Prior to relocating to Houston on behalf of the University, C. Don Bradley served as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Life for 7 years.  In that role, he coined the term “dare to be different.”  Challenging the student body to step outside their comfort zone with a desire to make a difference in the lives of others.  

Mr. Bradley received his Bachelors of Communications and Masters of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.  During in academic tenure, C. Don served as an Adjunct Professor for the African & African-American Students Department. 

Toni Pace


Toni Pace serves as the Director of Finance and Human Resources for University Community. She received her bachelor’s degree at East Central University. Having served young people for 20 years, Toni also has experience in both profit and nonprofit organizations.  A strong belief in helping youth be successful in life, Toni has served as a co-developer of a wellness camp that incorporates activities promoting physical, mental, cultural and spiritual health for ages 9-13. She also helped developed a program for youth ages 14-21 to enhance life skills, education and self-esteem, who are currently in foster care or have aged out of the foster care program.  She was also awarded Executive Director of the Year for the state of Oklahoma for National Boys & Girls Club of America.  In her spare time, she enjoys camping, OU Sports, and spending time with family.

Pam Hicks


Pam was born and raised in Nashville, TN and came to Oklahoma to attend Hillsdale college. She may not be considered an “Okie”, but she is an avid Sooner fan.

Pam’s career started at OU in the Registration Office and later moved to the National Scholars Programs in 1998 as their Administrative Assistant and Scholarship liaison for 18 years.  She is presently working in the Office of University Community as the Executive Assistant to the Interim Associate Vice President. In this role, she is responsible for the day to day operations of the office. Pam enjoys attending OU football games and loves watching the band take the field. She also enjoys eating at Victoria’s and Pepe’s on campus corner. She is actively involved in her church and small group, BSF, RFKC, IF Conference, she is also active in her community and a volunteer for the OU Food Pantry.

Jasmine T. Austin


Jasmine T. Austin currently holds the position of Lead Diversity Trainer for the First Year Diversity Experience (FDE). Her position also entails supporting facilitation of diversity and inclusion experiences for faculty, staff, and students to create a more inclusive environment for all members of the OU community. Jasmine was born and raised in Lafayette, La with her parents and older twin brothers. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Organizational Management from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Wyoming, and will earn her PhD in Organizational and Interethnic Communication from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2020. In addition, Jasmine teaches Public Speaking, Interethnic Communication, Theory of Human Relations, and Introduction to Human Relations here at OU. She also teaches courses online for the University of Wyoming, including Introduction to African American Studies and Spoken Word & the Black Family.

Paola Conte

Paola Conte currently holds the position of Research Assistant. Her role is to assist the AVP in research, data gathering and report writing. She is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at OU. Paola also teaches courses in Organizational and Intercultural Communication.