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Christi Carter

Christi Carter has worked in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Wyoming as the Diversity Analyst, Recruitment and Training Facilitator since January 2019 and brings many experiences including financial services, administration, equitable hiring practices, and compliance to UW. In August 2021, Christi was promoted to Director of Strategic Inclusivity Initiatives.

 

She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, a voice scholarship recipient, and studied under Metropolitan Opera Soprano Professor Myra Merritt-Grant. Christi made her operatic debut in Cavalli’s Gli amori d’Apollo e di Dafne, a North American premiere conducted by Paul Odette. Her professional operatic debut was in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’ulisse in patria at Chicago Opera Theater. She would go on to appear in John Adams A Flowering Tree and in Handel’s Orlando with the same company. She has had the privilege to work with Marilyn Horne, Jane Glover, Raymond Leppard, John Adams and many more distinguished professionals in the field.

 

When Christi left the operatic scene, she went to work in the private sector and gained experience in finance, management, human resources, and administration. After years in the private sector, she joined higher education to be able to give back to others what has been given to her by way of mentorship, outreach, role models, leadership, training, and community service. She is currently in the MPA program here at UW.

Initiatives:

  • She currently manages and provides support for Employee Networks

  • She provides EEO oversight for academic and administrative hires including all direct hires and provides guidance to the Senior Project Coordinator tasked with managing requisitions.

  • She oversees the mandatory search committee workshops for academic and administrative hires and provides guidance to the Senior Project Coordinator tasked with conducting the workshops.

  • Coordinates participation in the National Institute of Teaching and Mentoring for recruitment of minority PhD scholars

  • Coordinates ODEI’s onboarding packet for new employees

  • Presents on ODEI and EORR for new employee orientation

  • She managed and led the Self-Id Campaign in 2019 and will do so for subsequent years

  • Oversees the creation of the Affirmative Action Plan and coordinates activities for Affirmative Action planning for UW

  • Cultivates relationships with external agencies and associations in support of employment ie; Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, WYAPSE, Veteran Affairs and others.

  • ODEI COVID-19 Safety and Compliance Officer

  • Oversees launch and implementation of the SEA Program

Leadership Roles:

  • Former Chair of the Accessibility Committee 2019-2021

  • Co-Director with Dr. Teena Gabrielson on the Search Equity Advisors Program (SEA) curricular development 2020-2021

  • Vice Chair of the Black 14 Social Justice Summer Institute

  • WYAPSE Former Board of Directors voting member, Strategic Plan Working Group Member 2019-2021

  • CNWL/AMI Board of Directors 2020 and Vice Chair: term 2021-2024. Represents the University of Wyoming and the State in promoting participation in AMI.

  • Community Collaboration and Music Director on the National Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Service 2019

Other Committees:

  • The Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee

  • Pay Equity Subcommittee

  • UWEC - OEO committee

  • District1 Diversity Task Force

  • Food Insecurity Task Force/Staff Crisis Support Group

  • The Rocky Mountain Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, Professional Development Working Group Member

  • All Gender Bathroom Campus Collaboration 2020-2021

 

Christi Carter

Christi Carter


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Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Old Main 408

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6672

Email: diversity@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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