Faculty & Staff
A Great College to Work For
TCU has been named a “Great College to Work For” eight years in a row by The Chronicle of Higher Education. We believe one of the reasons why is our ongoing commitment to being a friendly, supportive place to work. The University offers faculty and staff an array of resources dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion on campus, such as Human Resource programs and those outlined below.
College Diversity Advocates
Advocates assist in fostering diversity and cultivating an inclusive learning and work environment in TCU’s schools and colleges. They focus on hiring and promotion efforts, recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and students, and serve as a resource and consultant to the Dean, Associate Deans, chairs and directors on DEI issues.
Faculty Diversity Advocates 2022-2023
- Endia Lindo
College of Education
- Hayat Alhokayem
College of Education
- Gina Bombola
College of Fine Arts
- Mary Nanang
College of Fine Arts
- Brandon Manning
- Kenneth Chapman
School of Business
- Sophia Garcia
College of Science and Engineering
- Jean Marie Brown
Schieffer College of Communication
- Lynita Yarbrough
Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Honors College
- Mikio Akagi
- Veronica Tatum
School of Medicine
Division Diversity Advocates
- Academic Affairs – Claire Sanders (faculty)
- University Advancement – Corina Cervantes
- Student Affairs –
- Finance and Administration –
- Chancellor’s Office –
- Marketing and Communications – Bill Hartley
- Athletics – Ashlesha Lokhande
- Human Resources – Reggie Hendricks
- Information Technology – Joshua Tooley
TCU’s Koehler Center for Instruction, Innovation, and Engagement provide opportunities for faculty to engage in critical DEI conversations, increase awareness of diversity concerns and foster an inclusive instructional environment.
Please continue to look for opportunities throughout the year.
Employee Resource Groups
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are employee-led groups comprising individuals with a common interest, issue or background. ERGs are an opportunity for employees to create an environment of belonging and promote an encouraging and supportive community.
- Breathing Room provides support and career development to enhance the work environment for Black women faculty, staff and graduate students. Meetings and conversations are based on Six Dimensions of Wellness physical, emotional spiritual, intellectual, environmental and social. To learn more or get connected to Breathing Room, please contact Erin Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A League of Our Own provides community building among Latina faculty, staff and graduate students. The League provides an opportunity and a platform for those with similar cultural backgrounds, life and professional experiences to come together. To learn more or get connect to A League of Our Own, please contact Cynthia Montes at email@example.com.
- Rainbow Alliance provides support and community building for members of the LBGTQ+ community at TCU. Gatherings, while social in nature, are designed to cultivate relationships across campus with the intention of better knowing members of our community and addressing the community’s needs. To learn more or get connected to The Rainbow Alliance, please contact Todd Boling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- TCU Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) brings together TCU’s Black faculty and staff in order to build a social network of camaraderie and support among Black employees on campus. The organization aims to promote the equitable recruitment, retention, and advancement of Black employees, facilitate professional and personal development opportunities, and to honor and celebrate the beautiful struggle of the Black experience with faculty, staff, and students, alike, at TCU. Thus, in tandem with community-building, BFSA aims to advance the work of equity and justice on campus to ensure Black members of the TCU community thrive here. To learn more or get connected to TCU Black Faculty and Staff Association, please contact Brandon Manning at email@example.com.
- Brothers Reaching Brothers’ purpose is to unite the TCU Black Male Faculty and Staff community, in the effort of providing a space we can call our own to relax, rejuvenate, and grow in the community as men. As we come together in a united presence, we aim to increase our visibility within the Fort Worth and TCU community, through service and mentorship. To learn more or get connected to Brothers Reaching Brothers, please contact Cam Fenton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kaleidoscope is a space to give TCU faculty and staff opportunities to come together, learn, and discuss areas related to multicultural and societal issues. To learn more or get connected to Kaleidoscope, please contact Kristin Harris-McDonald at email@example.com.
- Latinos Unidos (Lati2) is an all-inclusive professional group dedicated to uniting the general Hispanic American/Latinx population at Texas Christian University. We aim to advance the growth and success of our Latinx male faculty and staff by providing professional and educational guidance, fellowship, advice, mentorship and support in a safe space of belonging that will allow us to avanzar juntos. Our goal is to bring Latino awareness, action, and advocacy to TCU and the greater Fort Worth comunidad. [Latidos (Lati2): beats – pulso (pulse), ritmos (rhythms)]. To learn more or get connected with Latinos Unidos, please contact Dr. Florencio Aranda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bachelor’s Degrees for TCU Employees. To provide support, guidance and help to any TCU employee looking to start, continue or finish their undergraduate degree. Please contact Nicole Sinclair at email@example.com.
- For more information about starting an ERG that supports and fosters building a community for all employees, please contact Aisha Torrey-Sawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Success Program
TCU is a member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity which allows faculty to participate in the Faculty Success Program. The Faculty Success Program offers coaches, a supportive community, mentors, and professional development for tenure track and tenured faculty.
“Since starting the program, I have secured a book contract, published an article, been awarded a competitive national fellowship, and landed a co-editorship for a special issue of a major journal in my field. The program not only helped me be more productive in my scholarly endeavors, but also gave me strategies to be more engaged with my family. I can’t say enough about the benefits of FSP.”
–Stacie McCormick, assistant professor of English
Professional Resource Group (PRG)
TACHE TCU – Texas Christian University Chapter of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education. The purpose of the organization is to encourage the understanding and learning of Latinidad while focusing on access, participation, retention, and the success of Chicanx/Latinx students, faculty, and staff at TCU; scholarship fund development to support Chicanx/Latinx students; and to support the goals as established by the state TACHE organization. All are welcome to join. Contact: Susie Olmos-Soto at email@example.com
Campus Community Response Team
TCU strives to uphold its values of academic achievement, personal freedom and integrity while maintaining its heritage of inclusiveness, responsible citizenship, and service. TCU believes that every community member should be treated with dignity as well as respect. Actions or comments that may be perceived as offending these values hinder our scholarly community in its striving for knowledge, enlightenment, in addition to the full realization of each individual’s potential. Actions or comments that express or imply a bias against any group within our community—whether that group is singled out by its race, color, religion, gender, nationality or any other classification—are not acceptable on the TCU campus. Such biased behavior requires a response.