Staff Directory

Kimberly D. Turner

Kimberly D. Turner, M.Ed.

Director

Popp Martin Student Union Suite 210
704-687-7121
KimberlyTurner@uncc.edu

Kim calls the Washington Metropolitan (DMV) area home, more specifically Sterling, VA.  She has been in multicultural affairs and higher education for over 10 years and enjoys working with students.

Elsie Bird

Elsie Byrd

Administrative Assistant

Popp Martin Student Union Suite 210
704-687-7121
ejbyrd@uncc.edu

I love sunrises, oceans, books--a good mystery novel and a cup of tea, cinematic movie scores, quilting--creating masterpieces from small bits of cloth, mastering the art of peace, and so much more.  My greatest joy is family and friends.  

Favorite quote/mantra

“This is a wonderful day.  I’ve never seen this one before.”   Slow Down--Today is a gift

Carlos Mendez

Carlos Mendez

Assistant Director

King 210
704-687-0357
cmendez5@uncc.edu

Carlos received his Masters in Higher Education Administration and Bachelors in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He's originally from Puerto Rico but came to Charlotte via Springfield, MA.

Rachael Forester

Rachael Forester

Assistant Director

Popp Martin Student Union Suite 210
704-687-1611
rforest3@uncc.edu

Rachael is a first-time North Carolina resident. Prior to coming to Charlotte, Rachael resided in Cortland, New York where she served as a Residence Hall Director and the Interim Assistant Director for the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office at SUNY Cortland.

Tyris Gillis

Tyris Gillis

Assistant Director for Identity, Equity, and Engagement - SAFE Program

King 210
704-687-0363
tyrisgillis@uncc.edu

Tyris serves as the Assistant Director for Identity, Equity, and Engagement, leading the Student Advising for the Freshmen Excellence (SAFE) Program. Originally from Soperton, Georgia, Tyris received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Mass Media with an emphasis in Video Production from Valdosta State University.

Chelsea Ortiz

Chelsea Ortiz

Assistant Director for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Student Union 210
704-687-7121
cortiz13@uncc.edu

Although Toledo, Ohio is home, Chelsea has spent the majority of her adult life in Michigan at Grand Valley State University where she earned her M.Ed in Higher Education with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership and her B.S in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. During her time at GVSU, she held various roles including interning for the Gayle R.

Vacant

Associate/Assistant Director

Please check back for more information as we are developing the scope and responsibilities of this position.