The Office of Diversity and Inclusion was created in the fall semester of 2020 to centralize and prioritize UNC Charlotte’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and to ensure that students and employees are working together to achieve our goals.
Our mission is to create and nurture an environment, climate and culture of inclusion, fairness, civility and mutual respect. In particular, we advocate for inclusive excellence and equity so that our students, employees, alumni, visitors and neighbors feel invited, welcomed, protected, supported, empowered and valued at Charlotte. Our mission is inspired by Charlotte's guiding commitments and the courage to act upon them to learn, teach and share with the world.
To establish UNC Charlotte as the model of inclusive excellence by leveraging our diversity and inclusion to fuel education, empowerment and engagement toward innovation, problem solving, accountability and a greater sense of community well-being.
Dr. Brandon L. Wolfe
Chief Diversity Officer
Brandon L. Wolfe is Charlotte’s inaugural Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer. He joined Charlotte after serving as the inaugural assistant vice president for campus and community engagement in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
Wolfe has devoted over 19 years to developing and implementing strategies to establish, sustain, and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across higher education and non-profit agencies. Before Charlotte and UAB, he held roles at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Auburn University, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County. In addition to serving as an administrator, Wolfe is a scholar whose research agenda explores the intersections between leadership, organizational socialization, climate and culture, and its impact on minoritized groups across college and university campuses.
Wolfe obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration, Masters of Education in Adult Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Auburn University. He has also completed post-graduate education and training as a Peabody Fellow at Vanderbilt University, National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Standards of Professional Practice Institute, and Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program. Wolfe is an active leader in the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities (APLU), and the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE). He is an AmeriCorps alum and an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
Social Research Specialist
Kerrie Stewart, a Social Research Specialist in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, received a B.S. from Xavier University in New Orleans and an M.A. in Sociology from UNC Charlotte.
Alexandra received her B.A. in Anthropology and Classical Studies from UNC Greensboro. At UNC Charlotte, she is working towards her M.A. in Applied Anthropology, focusing on food insecurity among University faculty.