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Meet the Staff


Kiwana McClung Assoc. AIA, NOMA (She, Her, Hers)
Chief Inclusion Officer & Professor of Architecture
SLEMCO/LEQSF Regents Professor in Art & Architecture II
Office for Campus Diversity 
(337) 482-6464

Kiwana T. McClung is a Professor in the School of Architecture & Design and serves as Chief Inclusion 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 the faculty at UL Lafayette, Kiwana worked as an Architectural Designer for several firms around South Louisiana. A graduate of Louisiana State University's School of Architecture and Design, Kiwana is nationally recognized for her research and efforts towards increasing diversity within a school of architecture and curricula. She was recently recognized by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as their 2021 Eminent Scholar in Leadership and Service, one of the highest honors awarded by UL. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from Southern University and A&M College, and a master’s degree in Architecture from Louisiana State University and A&M College.

Cheryl Bryant (She, Her, Hers)
Administrative Assistant III
(337) 482-6464

Cheryl Bryant is the Administrative Assistant for the Office for Campus Inclusion 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.

Emmanuel Ayodeji Ayodele

Graduate Assistant: Communications, Programming,
and Affinity Groups


Emmanuel Ayodele is an international student currently living in Lafayette, La 70503. Originally from West Africa, Nigeria, Kogi state North-Central. He worked for a non-government organization (Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research of Nigeria), supervised by (USAID) United States Agency for International Development as a finance officer for over 3 years with a couple of projects under his supervision. He acquired bachelor’s degree from Kogi State University in 2019 with concentration in Banking and Finance and is currently pursuing a Master's in Business Administration at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

Tania Nachrin

Graduate Assistant: DEI Trainings, Impact Assessment, and Research for Equitable Outcomes

Tania Nachrin is a graduate student in the Department of Communication. Before joining ULL, she worked with Rohingya, the most persecuted community in the world at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh as Child Protection Project Manager of Terre des hommes, a Swiss-based NGO for more than three years. Tania earned her Bachelor's and Master's at the University Of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Oluwadamilare Ogundiran

Graduate Assistant: IDEA Committee and DEI Initiatives for the Graduate Community

Dami seeks to represent the underrepresented and unheard, evident in his passion for pushing fairness in day-to-day affairs. He comes with a keen eye for details and a smile/joke to brighten the day.