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Diversity, Equity & Inclusionat UTMB Health

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UTMB will be the gold standard in evidence-based, strategic diversity management in health care and health education


Office of Diversity and Inclusion
To infuse inclusion and excellence into the core aspects of the institution's mission work through thought leadership, consulting and service delivery.

Diversity Council
To work together to harness the broad spectrum of ideas, experiences and voices that characterize the UTMB community.


  • Inclusion – We promote active, intentional and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, curriculum, research and the communities we serve.
  • Excellence – Whatever we do, we will do it to the best of our ability and set the standards.
  • Learning – We embrace creativity, personal growth and new knowledge.
  • Collaboration – We will work together to realize shared goals and objectives.


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Diversity Council

The Diversity Council represents the cornerstone of the diversity and inclusion process. The council is a chartered committee responsible for leading and supporting programs and practices that reinforce the goals outlined in the Diversity and Inclusion strategic plan. Its mission is to work together to harness the broad spectrum of ideas, experiences and voices that characterize the UTMB community.

  • The Diversity Council is an institutional think-tank that provides oversight and implementation accountability for the various aspects of UTMB's diversity and inclusion strategic plan. Council members are representational thought leaders who drive the institution’s efforts based on a clear charter and operating with the full and visible support of senior executive leadership.

    The council is organized into four subcommittees that mirror UTMB's operational structure. Each subcommittee is led by two co-chairs and council members who serve a one- to three-year term.

    Co-chairs work to lead the assigned scope of work within the current fiscal year term. Each co-chair may be appointed for a one- or two-year term and may be re-appointed for up to three yearly terms. Terms begin, once appointed, at the beginning of each fiscal year. Throughout the term, the chairs will work with the subcommittee to provide a progress report to the council and executive leadership liaison, indicating the outcomes of the council term, as well as make recommendations for future programs and initiatives for consideration.

  • UTMB has a time-honored history of leading and supporting initiatives and practices that not only highlight our commitment to diversity but the necessity of diversity and inclusion to the university's character and success.

    A fully committed and active Diversity Council enables us to continue to promote a culture in which diversity and inclusion is woven into all we do: in our teaching, in our research and in the type of individuals we select as our students, staff and faculty. This commitment is rooted in the understanding that UTMB charts the best course for the future by harnessing a diversity of views, ideas and perspectives.

    Diversity Council

    • Mouton, Charles P.

      Dr. Charles P. Mouton
      President ad interim, Provost and Dean, John Sealy School of Medicine

    • Harlin, Timothy J.

      Timothy J. Harlin, DSc, MBA, FACHE
      Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, UTMB Health System

    • Korenek, Becky

      Becky Korenek, MHA, MBA
      Executive Vice President, Business Development and Chief Strategy Officer

    • Diaz Kardow, Vivian

      Vivian Diaz Kardow, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
      Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer

Diversity in Action