Joanne Woodard

Joanne Woodard

Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access

Sr. Executive Assistant: 
Christopher Vickery

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Division Information

The Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access is committed to inclusive excellence and the division’s primary goal is to champion equity, access and engagement to create a welcoming campus community where diverse faculty, staff and students thrive. The division:

  • Works to develop a supportive environment for a diverse faculty, staff and student body
  • Handles allegations regarding discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Provides a safe zone for all

The division oversees:

  • Equal Opportunity/AA Compliance, including Title IX and ADA
  • Diversity and Inclusion initiatives
  • Multicultural Center
  • Pride Alliance

Bio Information

Ms. Joanne Woodard has served as Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access since June 2015, overseeing UNT’s efforts to maintain a diverse, welcoming and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff and to build new alliances, partnerships and collaborations in the communities UNT serves. She has more than 25 years of experience in higher education. She most recently served as vice provost for institutional equity and diversity and chief diversity officer at North Carolina State University, where she oversaw the planning, implementation and evaluation of diversity initiatives, affirmative action and federal and state equal opportunity compliance. Ms. Woodard began her institutional equity and diversity activities at NC State in 1997 as the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Equity. She served as a lecturer in history at NC State University and was a visiting lecturer at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


  • M.A., History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A., History, Winston-Salem State University