Director of 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, most recently as a member of the President’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion’s Research and Evaluation workgroup. Dr. Henry was appointed as director of Diversity and Inclusion in September 2013.
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 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, a member of the university project team for Diversity Training for Incoming students in 2018, and as the 2018-2019 Black Graduate Student Association President. 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).
Health Sciences Faculty Liaison
Ms. Erika Bramlette completed her Bachelor of Science degree and Physician Assistant training at St. John’s University in New York. She went on to obtain her Masters in Business Administration from City University of New York-Baruch College.
Ms. Bramlette has practiced as a PA in women’s health in medically underserved areas for over twenty years. She was the former Chair of the Diversity Committee for the New York State Society of Physician Assistants, where she promoted diversity and inclusion initiatives in academic, clinical, and administrative settings. Ms. Bramlette has a special interest in mentoring young adults about educational opportunities and career planning. She looks forward to working on initiatives to increase diversity within the health science professions.