Staff Contacts
Professional Staff
Dr. Traci L. Guinn
​Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity
​D'Wayne Jenkins
Assistant Director of Cultural Programming
​Amber Johnson
Assistant Director of Mentoring & Scholarships
Kyra L. Williams ​Executive Secretary

Graduate Assistants/Temporary Staff
Eris Taylor
Graduate Assistant

Multicultural Advancement and Lloyd M. ​Cofer Scholarship Residential College Advisors
Hadassah Lomax
 Tamika Williams
Crystal Hutson Alyssa Stepter
Abrielle Campbell Trevariana Mason

Student Staff Assistants

​Anthony Smith

Jocelynn Heard

Julius Cantuba

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kansas City, Missouri

West Bloomfield, MIchigan 


Meet Our Staff
Dr. Traci L. Guinn
Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity

San Antonio, Texas​

Dr. Traci L. Guinn has been employed at Central Michigan University since 1998. As the child of a retired Air Force officer, Dr. Guinn has lived many places during her life. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana; she then went to high school in Honolulu, Hawaii and college in Memphis, Tennessee. She holds a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Central Michigan University, a Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Community Leadership from CMU, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Memphis. Dr. Guinn currently serves as the Interim Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity.  Prior to joining the Diversity division, she served as the director of the Multicultural Academic Student Services office for 13 years.  When she first arrived to CMU, Dr. Guinn  worked in the Admissions office as associate director of admissions for minority enrollment.  Dr. Guinn enjoys working with students from recruitment to graduation from graduate school.

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D'Wayne Jenkins

Assistant Director, Cultural Programming
East St. Louis, Illinois

D’Wayne Jenkins is new to Central Michigan University and the Multicultural Academic Student Services office. He is a two-time graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), with a bachelor’s of Science degree in Biological Sciences and a Master’s of Science in Workforce Education Development. While attending SIUC, D’Wayne had the privilege of working as a graduate assistant with several programs that emphasized support and access of education, specifically for first-generation, low-income students. After leaving SIUC, D’Wayne became the Principal Counselor/Advisor for TRiO Student Support Services program at Eastern Illinois (EIU). At EIU, D’Wayne advised several student organizations and coordinated a mentoring program for minority male students called the S.T.R.O.N.G. MENtoring Program. He hopes to bring both positivity and creativity to CMU and looks forward to building great relationships!


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Amber Johnson

Assistant Director, Mentoring & Scholarships
Detroit, Michigan

Amber Johnson holds a Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Child Development from Central Michigan University.  Prior to joining the Multicultural Academic Student Services professional staff, Amber served as a Graduate Assistant, Senior Multicultural Advancement and Lloyd M. Cofer Residential College Peer Advisor, First Year Experience Mentor, and Resident Assistant.  Amber is involved in various organizations that promote academic empowerment, community service, mentoring, equity, and cultural awareness. She enjoys working with students, faculty, and staff and hopes to build relationships and provide assistance to anyone who stops by our office. 


Kyra L. Williams

Executive Secretary
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Born and raised in Detroit, Kyra is a new member of the Multicultural Academic Student Services Office. She has worked for the university for a little more than 14 years, serving one year in the Admissions Office, two years in the Charter Schools Office and ten years with University Recreation before joining our staff in February 2014. Kyra is married with two children and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys spending time with our CMU students and has been known to put together care packages/gift boxes, along with her husband, for those who are extremely far from home. Kyra is looking forward to serving many wonderful years in the MASS Office.


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Eris Taylor
Graduate Assistant
Southfield, Michigan

Eris is a new member of the office of Multicultural Academic Student Services.  He recently graduated from Central Michigan University with his Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Entrepreneurship. He is the current of the adviser of Men About Change Mentoring Program. He enjoys cooking and has his own catering business. Eris is currently pursing a Masters of Science Degree in General Administration. ​



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