About BERG

Mentoring

Building a legacy that promotes opportunities and fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Core Values and Vision Statement

Six core values guide and govern our actions. These values define what we stand for.

  1. Access to university resources
  2. Promote and support employees
  3. Mentoring
  4. Self-discovery
  5. Outreach and Community engagement
  6. Diversity and Inclusion
Vision Statement 

Building a legacy that promotes opportunities and fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Membership

The purpose of the organization shall be to serve, promote and support the recruitment, retention, professional, service, and social interests of Oakland University Black faculty and staff.

Executive Committee Members

President - Stephanie, Lee
Administrative Associate to the Provost
Office of the Provost

Vice President - Caryn Reed-Hendon
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
School of Medicine

Secretary - Donna Rich
Administrative Project Coordinator
School of Education and Human Services

Treasurer - Omar Brown-El
Director, Center for Multicultural Initiatives
Student Affairs

Sergeant-at-Arms - Omar Brown-El
Director, Center for Multicultural Initiatives
Student Affairs

Sponsor - Glenn McIntosh
Vice President for Student Affairs
Student Affairs

Member-at-Large - Carolyn Johnson
Business Office Manager
Facilities Management

Member-at-Large - Deirdre Pitts
Director, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
School of Medicine


Diversity
Joi Cunningham, Director of Inclusion & Intercultural Initiative/ Attorney

BERG Committee Chairpersons

Technology Committee
Sharise Calhoun - Admissions Adviser, Undergraduate Admissions 

Professional Development
Michelle Southward - Director, Academic Advising and Student Services, School of Health Sciences

Mentoring
Deirdre Pitts  - Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development, School of Medicine

Historian Committee
Constance Jones - Manager of Custodial and Grounds, Facilities Management

Outreach and Community Engagement
Nicole Wells Stallworth- Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations, Office of Government and Community Relations

Anyone interested in joining one of the Black Employee Resource Group committees, is encouraged to contact the chair of that committee.