Leadership Team

The University of Chicago’s diversity and inclusion efforts are led and managed by the Office of the Provost

Waldo E. Johnson, Jr.

Vice Provost and Professor at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice


As Vice Provost, Waldo E. Johnson, Jr. leads the University's Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, including the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture; the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality; and other related diversity and inclusion programming. Learn more.

Michelle Hoereth

Assistant Provost


Michelle provides staff leadership for the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative.

Tiana Pyer-Pereira

Associate Director, Office of the Provost


Tiana manages a variety of diversity and inclusion projects across campus, including faculty search training and the Diversity Dialogues series. 

Victoria Flores

Associate Director, Office of the Provost


Victoria coordinates pathway programs, including the Leadership Alliance, and provides administrative support to divisions and departments as they create and maintain other pathway programs.

Sarah Willis

Event and Program Manager


Sarah supports diversity and inclusion strategy and programming within the Office of the Provost. She also coordinates various special events.