About BERG

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 - Caryn Reed-Hendon
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
The School of Medicine

Vice President - Nicole Wells-Stallwoth
Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations

Secretary - Taurienne Lauderdale
Secretary - Academic Advising - 
School of Health Sciences 

TreasurerStephanie Lee
Administrative Associate to the Provost
Office of the Provost

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

Sponsor - Glenn McIntosh
Vice President for Student Affairs,
Student Affairs and Diversity 

Member-at-Large - Berkley Brown
Director of Academic Success , The School of Medicine

Member-at-Large - Michelle Southward 
Director, Academic Advising and Student Services

 Member-at-Large - Anita Hicks 
Associate Director - Oakland Center 

Member-at-Large - Constance Jones Manager of Custodial and Grounds, Facilities Management


Diversity
Joi Cunningham, Director, Assistant Vice President, Academic Human Resources - Academic Affairs 

BERG Committee Chairpersons

Student Liaison and Community Outreach 
Jessie Hurse - Assistant Dean of Students - Student Affairs and Divesity 

Social Committee 
Joi Cunningham - Director, Assistant Vice President, Academic Human Resources - Academic Affairs 

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

Professional Development 
Berkely Brown - Director of Academic Success

Historian 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.