Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Grace E. Henry has worked for The George Washington University for more than 20 years in the areas of student activities, freshman orientation, student leadership, residential life, and multicultural services. She holds a B.S. in psychology and an M.Ed. in counseling psychology from Howard University and an Ed.D. in higher education administration from The George Washington University.
Dr. Henry has been an active participant in diversity activities in her time here at the institution. She currently serves as the GW SMHS Anti-Racism Coalition Lead Process Manager. Dr. Henry was appointed as the inaugural director of the SMHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion in September 2013 and was recently appointed to the role of Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in June 2021.
Diversity Officer of Diversity and Inclusion
Ms. Taylor V. Smith holds a B.A. in graphic design from Hampton University and an M.A. in higher education administration from The George Washington University. Ms. Smith has worked for The George Washington University in the areas of fraternity and sorority life, residential life, and student leadership. Prior to joining the SMHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Ms. Smith served in AmeriCorps as a high school teacher and college preparation coach in St. Louis, MO. She brings a background of working in college access programs for students considered first-generation and underrepresented minorities, developing a positive campus climate through the lens of Othermothering, and community building.
While at the institution, Ms. Smith has served as Hospitality Co-Chair for the 5th Annual GW Diversity Summit and as a member of the university project team for Diversity Training for Incoming students in 2018. Ms. Smith is an active member of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), where she serves as the Co-Chair of Community Outreach and Civic Engagement for the Pan African Network (PAN). She also serves as the GW SMHS Anti-Racism Coalition Process Manager.
Health Sciences Faculty Liaison
Dr. Karen Stanley Williams serves as co-chair of the GW Anti-Racism Coalition. She is a retired Associate Professor of Anesthesiology from the SMHS and MFA. Her leadership experiences have included managing anesthesia departments at the National Institutes of Health and St. Agnes Healthcare, as well as many appointments within the nationally recognized American Society of Anesthesiology. As an African American native of Washington DC, she brings personal and professional narratives regarding the impact of racial biases on individuals, organizations and institutions.