Graduate Diversity Advisory Council

The Graduate Diversity Advisory Council (GDAC) was re-established in Fall 2015. The GDAC works with the colleges and the Directors of Graduate Students to broaden the pool of applicants and promotes holistic review of applications as a strategy for improving enrollment of diverse students.

The Council consists of diversity officers and recruiters representing all colleges across campus, as well as representatives from diverse student groups. The University of Kentucky’s new strategic plan challenges us to “recruit and retain outstanding graduate students from all backgrounds” and this Council’s emphasis is on the recruitment of highly talented graduate students to the University of Kentucky’s graduate programs. The council works in a collaborative and advisory manner with all stakeholders across campus.


GDAC Members:

  • Tomi Akinyemiju, College of Public Health
  • Pat Bond, The Graduate School
  • Lindsey Booth, College of Social Work
  • Chioma Brown, College of Denistry
  • Christopher Carney, Gatton College of Business and Economics
  • Regina Dawson, College of Education
  • Jenna DeMastes, College of Education
  • Jennifer Hatcher, College of Nursing
  • William Henderson, College of Engineering
  • Bobi Ivanov, College of Communication and Information
  • Denovia Love-Vaughn, College of Social Work
  • Suzanne McGinnis, The Graduate School
  • Jason Mitchell, College of Pharmacy
  • Cleo Price, The Graduate School
  • Randa Remer, College of Health Sciences
  • Richard Roberts, College of Health Sciences
  • Greg Robinson, College of Design
  • Quentin Tyler, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Olivia Yinger, College of Fine Arts

Student Representatives:


  • Erica Littlejohn, Student Representative
  • Adriana Rivera, Student Representative
  • Ashley Ruderman, Student Representative

For more information about the Graduate Diversity Advisory Council, contact: 
Dr. Cleo Price
Assistant Dean for Graduate Diversity Outreach and Student Records
105-A Gillis Building
859-257-2411
cprice@uky.edu