About BERG

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.

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

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 - Vacant

Treasurer - Stephanie 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 Browne
Manager of Custodial and Grounds, Facilities Management

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

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

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
Stephanie Lee - Administrative Associate to the Provost
Office of the Provost

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.