Dr. Taniecea A. Mallery
Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives & Chief Diversity Officer
Office for Campus Diversity
Taniecea A. Mallery, Ph.D., currently serves as the Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives & Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In this role, she is responsible for fostering diversity among students, faculty and staff, as well as ensuring that underrepresented groups have equal access to educational opportunities and resources. Prior to joining UL Lafayette, she worked as a senior diversity research specialist in the Diversity Policy and Programs unit at the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C. She has also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Center for Statistical Research and Methodology at the U.S. Census Bureau. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Loyola University New Orleans, as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in applied and computational mathematics from Princeton University.
Cheryl Bryant is the Administrative Assistant for the Office for Campus Diversity at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In this role, she supports the University’s goals of diversity and inclusion by assisting students, faculty and staff. Currently, Ms. Bryant serves as the Treasurer of the Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA). As a member of the BFSA, she welcomes the opportunity to work with other groups and organizations on campus to improve the learning and working environment at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Ms. Bryant began working at UL Lafayette in 2007 with the UL Lafayette AmeriCorps, developing relationships with over 1000 students as a mentor and part of their support system to be successful in their college careers and beyond. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with students and is always willing to help them achieve their goals.