About Us

Krishauna Hines-Gaither

Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Director of the Intercultural Engagement Center

Co-Chair of Curry-Coffin Commission on Slavery, Race and Recognition Committee

King Hall 108M

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Gwen Erickson

Quaker Librarian and College Archivist

Co-Chair of Curry-Coffin Commission on Slavery, Race and Recognition Committee

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Quaker Archives

           Universities Studying Slavery (USS) is dedicated to organizing multi-institutional collaboration as part of an effort to facilitate mutual support in the pursuit of common goals around the core theme of “Universities Studying Slavery.” USS additionally allows participating institutions to work together as they address both historical and contemporary issues dealing with race and inequality in higher education and in university communities as well as the complicated legacies of slavery in modern American society. USS hosts semi-annual meetings to discuss strategies, collaborate on research, and learn from one another.

           Through its membership in the Universities Studying Slavery consortium, Guilford College acknowledges the need to delve deeper into the campus’ history related to slavery. The college seeks to honor its abolitionist roots, while interrogating its complicity in a larger system of white supremacy. Krishauna Hines-Gaither (Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) and Gwen Gosney Erickson (Quaker Archives) co-chair the Guilford College USS Working Group in collaboration with several students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members. Work predating our USS membership includes our Underground Railroad trail and K-12 Curriculum, recognition of our Quaker Archives as a research facility and our campus property as a site in the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program, and ongoing campus anti-racism work. As we acknowledge the complexity and complicity of our past and wrestle with its enduring legacies, we esteem the important work of Universities Studying Slavery. 

Curry-Coffin Commission on Slavery, Race and Recognition Steering Group:

 Krishauna Hines-Gaither

Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

 Gwen Erickson

Quaker Librarian and College Archivist

Liz Torres Melendez

Immigrant Student Coordinator

Malik Britton

Guilford College Student

Curry-Coffin Commission on Slavery, Race and Recognition Working Committee:

Jemima Adisa

Teaching Associate

Suzanne Bartel

Director of Hege Library and Learning Technologies

John Bell

Guilford College Alumni

Parag Budhecha

Interim Director of Guilford Guides

Aaneva Johnson Clarke

Guilford College Student 

Liz Cook

Associate Archivist

Stephen Fails

Guilford Guide

Lou and Rudy Gordh

Greensboro Residents

Theresa Hammond

Director and Curator

Hailey Hendrix

Assistant Director of Alumni & Parent Volunteer Engagement

Raymond Johnson

Director of Contracts, Purchasing and Auxiliary Enterprises

Reva Kreeger

Guilford College Student

Karrie Manson

Director of Integrated Career Advising

Precious McKoy

Director of Web Services

Steve Mencarini

Dean of Students

James Shields

Director of Community Learning

Allison Spooner

Professional Tutor in the Learning Commons

Meredeth Summers

Director of Conferences and Events

Sarah Thuesen

Assistant Professor of History