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Carter named director of diversity and inclusion

L. Randolph Carter (Photo by Peter Frey/UGA)

L. Randolph Carter has been named director of diversity and inclusion for the Office of Institutional Diversity at the University of Georgia.

Carter will work with Michelle Cook, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and strategic university initiatives, in providing leadership and guidance to UGA’s strategic diversity initiatives.

“The Office of Institutional Diversity is pleased to have Randolph Carter return as director of diversity and inclusion. Randolph’s strategic leadership will benefit not only the office, but the entire university as we move diversity and inclusion efforts forward,” said Cook.

He will assist in providing consultation and assessment to all university units as well as evaluating, creating and applying institutional guidelines and procedures to assure that all students, faculty, staff and affiliates enjoy an environment of respect and equity where they learn and work. Carter will also manage the daily operations of the Office of Institutional Diversity.

Carter looks forward to supporting the university’s diversity and inclusion efforts in his new role.

“It is an honor to rejoin the Office of Institutional Diversity and support the University of Georgia’s important work around diversity, equity and inclusion,” he said. “I believe UGA’s greatest assets for impact and change remain the individual power and potential of our students, faculty, staff and communities. I am excited about the opportunity to support our collective journey towards inclusive excellence.”

Previously, Carter held several positions at UGA, including leading the Auxiliary Services Human Resources team, serving as the Office of Faculty Affair’s functional lead on the OneSource Project and as a human resources senior managing consultant at the Learning and Development Center. He also previously worked in the Office of Institutional Diversity as the coordinator for faculty and staff development.

Carter has more than 20 years of international development work concentrating in areas such as peacebuilding and conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, leadership development, and strategic planning. His work spans regions such as Africa (East, West and South), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South East Asia, the Balkans and North America.

Carter has also served as adjunct faculty for American University’s Peacebuilding and Development Institute as well as senior advisor for strategic management and capacity building at the Center for Peacebuilding International, a Washington, D.C.-based firm that provides strategic and programmatic support to International NGOs and local communities.