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Gregory T. Chambers was elected president of AAAA in 2010. He was re-elected to
a second two-year term in 2012. Mr. Chambers was the EEO/AA Manager for the
State of Delaware for 24 years. Gregory retired from his State of Delaware EEO
position after being offered an EEO Manager position with the Delaware River and
Bay Authority (DRBA). The Delaware River & Bay Authority (DRBA) was created by
Compact in 1962. It is charged with providing vital transportation links between the
two states as well as economic development in Delaware and the four southern
counties of New Jersey. The DRBA Executive Director selected Gregory to use his
proven skills and abilities to address the organization’s pressing EEO/AA needs and
concerns. He has worked for DRBA since 2009.
He has been in public service for 39 years, having spent 13 of those years in a variety of capacities with the
City of Wilmington, most notably director of community affairs in the Office of the Mayor. Gregory is a
graduate of Wilmington University with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science. He is a Certified
Conflict Partnership Catalyst (CPC) trained in facilitating resolution to differences and preserving
relationships at work and in the community. Gregory is a 24-year member of the American Association for
Affirmative Action serving as state coordinator, regional director and now president. He founded and
formerly chaired the Delaware Work Force Diversity Group (DWFDG). Established in 1989, DWFDG is a
mechanism for networking and sharing information on equal employment opportunity, affirmative action,
and diversity in the workplace for public and private sector employers. In November 2011, he received the
NAACP’s Lifetime Award for Affirmative Action and Diversity Work.
Dr. Joni Baker is currently Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity for The Texas
A& M University System, a consortium of 11 universities, seven state agencies, and a
comprehensive health science center. She has been with the A&M System since
September 1995. From 1984 to 1995, Joni was a Diplomat with the U.S. Department
of State, serving at embassies in Africa and Asia.
Joni is a graduate of American University (B.S.), Georgetown University (M.A.), and
Texas A&M University (Ph.D.). She has traveled throughout 49 countries and speaks
four languages in addition to English (French, Swahili, Chinese, and Spanish). Joni is
the National Secretary and 1st Vice President-Elect of the American Association for Affirmative Action. She is
also a member of the Texas Association of Mediators, the Association for Conflict Resolution, and the College
and University Professional Association for Human Resources.
Dr. Myron Anderson serves Metropolitan State College of Denver as the associate
to the president for diversity. A member of the president’s cabinet, Anderson is the
College’s chief diversity officer responsible for articulating and resolving current and
future issues related to diversity. He is responsible for investigating complaints and
mediating fair settlements between aggrieved faculty, staff and students throughout
the institution. In addition, Anderson identifies campus climate trends that may
assist in developing strategies to pro-actively promote “inclusive excellence.”
Since he assumed his position in 2007, Metro State has seen its enrollment of
students of color increase by more than a third, making up 28 percent of the student
body in fall 2010.
Dr. Anderson has worked in higher education for more than 20 years, in both administrative and academic
positions. He also carries the rank of associate professor of education technology. Prior to his current
position, he was the associate chair of the teacher education department at Metro State, and a faculty
member and administrator at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). His areas of
expertise are instructional technology, distance education and inclusive excellence.
He is the past co-advisor of the Student National Education Association Scholarship Committee and has been
involved in national workshops to discuss and develop strategies and solve problems around diversity. He
currently serves as a board member for the national organization, the American Association for Affirmative
Action AAAA, as the Elections Chair.
Anderson earned a Ph.D. in instructional technology from Virginia Tech.
Carmen Suarez, Ph.D., is the Director of Human Rights, Access and Inclusion at
the University of Idaho. She develops and implements various diversity, bias
prevention, sexual harassment and faculty/staff professional development training
programs, initiates underrepresented faculty/staff strategic recruitment and retention
plans, investigates and resolves complaints, monitors various dimensions of
institutional equity and serves as Title IX and ADA Coordinator and Affirmative Action
Officer for the institution.
Carmen has worked in AA/EEO compliance, university enrollment management, law
school career services administration, private sector management and human
resources and public services program implementation. She began her career in graduate admissions,
worked for several years assisting migrant farm workers, directed a comprehensive university minority
student recruitment and retention program, served as a university affirmative action officer, managed a
private sector company’s human resources and developed and implemented the company’s minority-owned
business certification, researched and submitted business proposals and pursued government procurement
She has conducted numerous training programs on topics such as minority student higher education access,
various diversity and managing diversity topics, sexual harassment, Latino and African American relations,
bias prevention, gender communications, career development and employment hiring practices.
Shirley J. Wilcher, J.D., CAAP, is an authority on equal opportunity and diversity
policy. Ms. Wilcher is currently Executive Director of the American Association for
Affirmative Action (AAAA). She is also President of Wilcher Global, LLC, a consulting
firm that specializes in diversity management, affirmative action, contract compliance,
and government relations. During the Clinton Administration, Ms. Wilcher served a
seven-year term as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
(OFCCP), in the Employment Standards Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Her more than twenty years of experience include service as civil rights counsel with the Education and
Labor Committee, US House of Representatives; Director for State Relations and General Counsel with the
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and staff attorney with the National Women’s
Law Center. Ms. Wilcher is an honors graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts;
holds a Master of Arts Degree from the New School for Social Research in New York, NY; and a Juris Doctor
from the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Among her credentials is a Certified Affirmative
Action Professional (CAAP) certificate from the American Association for Affirmative Action.
Bob Gregg, a partner at the Boardman and Clark Law Firm in Madison, Wisconsin,
has been involved in Employment Relations and Civil Rights work for more than 30
years. He litigates employment cases. His main emphasis is helping employers
achieve enhanced productivity, creating positive work environments, and resolving
employment problems before they generate lawsuits. Bob has conducted over 2,000
seminars throughout the United States and authored numerous articles on practical
employment issues. His career has included canoe guide, carpenter, laborer, Army
Sergeant, beer taster, social worker, educator, business owner, Equal Employment
Opportunity officer, and employment relations attorney. Bob is a member of the
Society for Human Resource Management, the National Speakers Association, and a
National Faculty Member of the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA).
Beth Wilson has served as Associate Vice President for Access and Equity and
Executive Assistant to the President at Southern Methodist University since July, 2003.
Her responsibilities include developing and implementing policies and programs that
ensure both equal access and equitable treatment for the diverse populations of
students, faculty and staff at SMU. In addition to addressing access and equity issues,
she will be responsible for identifying challenges and problems in these areas and
making recommendations for their solutions. Wilson is an attorney, consulting company
president and certified mediator. She served as associate provost of Columbia University
from 1995 to 2000 and has held adjunct faculty positions at the University of Oklahoma
and Oklahoma City University School of Law. She has administered affirmative action
programs for the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Public Schools and University Hospital and Clinics
in Oklahoma City. Wilson has served as consultant for numerous clients, including civic organizations,
universities, law schools and other education bodies in Oklahoma, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
Vermont and Maryland. She was national president of the American Association for Affirmative Action from
1998 to 2000 and previously was chair of the Affirmative Action Review Council for the State of Oklahoma.
She has received numerous service awards and was twice named an Outstanding Young Woman of America.
Wilson has appeared on various public service television programs in Oklahoma and has been a panelist and
featured speaker on affirmative action issues on several national television broadcasts. Wilson earned
bachelors and master's degrees from the University of Oklahoma and graduated fourth in her class with a
J.D. degree from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. While a student there, she received American
Jurisprudence Awards in labor law and constitutional law.
Marilynn Schuyler, Esq., has been developing Affirmative Action Plans for public,
private, and academic institutions since 1996, and has been working in the field of Equal
Employment Opportunity since 1988. She provides clients with strategic advice and
analysis related to all aspects of Affirmative Action compliance, and produces Affirmative
Action Plans consistent with OFCCP regulations. She has successfully led clients through
audits, from notice of audit to notice of compliance, and develops compliant compensation
analyses and all other analyses required for responses to OFCCP. Ms. Schuyler also provides advice and
counsel on the Internet Applicant Rule and all related aspects of applicant tracking and recordkeeping.
Ms. Schuyler began her professional career at the Department of Labor. She served in the Oakland District
Office of the OFCCP as Assistant District Director, and in the San Francisco Regional Office as an OFCCP
Liaison and as the Regional Civil Rights Officer. In the National Office, she was the Department of Labor's
Affirmative Action Officer. She also served as the Affirmative Action Officer for the Office of the President at
the University of California, for whom she developed the Affirmative Action Plan for four years.
Prior to establishing Schuyler AAP, Ms. Schuyler was a Senior Attorney and Director of Affirmative Action
Program Development at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP. Ms. Schuyler received her J.D. from Georgetown
University Law Center, where she was an editor for the Poverty Law Journal, earned an Olin Law and
Economics Fellowship, and received first place at the first annual Negotiations Competition. She earned her
B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was an Alumni Scholar.
Ms. Schuyler is the Co-Chair of the Washington Metro Industry Liaison Group (WMILG) and the Region III
Director for the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA). She also reviews and recommends
grants for the Washington Area Women's Foundation and the Northern Virginia Community Foundation. Ms.
Schuyler is the Attorney of Record for the Amicus Brief filed by the American Association for Affirmative
Action on behalf of the respondents in Fisher v. University of Texas.