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Kiwana McClung Assoc. AIA, NOMA (She, Her, Hers)
Interim Chief Diversity Officer & Associate Professor of Architecture
Office for Campus Diversity 
(337) 482-6464

Kiwana T. McClung is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture & Design who currently serves as Interim 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 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 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.