Institutional equity and diversity at Brown is led by OIED. The office works with partners across campus to promote and sustain diversity and inclusion initiatives. OIED also oversees the Title IX and Gender Equity Office as well as unlawful discrimination and harassment based on a protected class. 

You may reach the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity by calling (401) 863-2216 or by emailing [email protected].

You may reach the Title IX and Gender Equity Office by calling (401) 863-3929.


Sylvia Carey-ButlerVice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity 

Lawrence Angelo, Institutional Equity Officer

Juana De Los Santos, Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Tiffany Enos, Director of Inclusion and Campus Engagement

Tim Harrigan, Equity and Diversity Data Analyst​

Jeana Horton, Institutional Equity Investigator/Interim Title IX Program Officer

Susan Jamiel, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity

Kelsey Kangos, Director of Institutional Equity and Diversity

Rowan McKenna, Administrative Coordinator for Equity & Diversity, Title IX & Gender Equity

Associated Staff

Alyssia Coates, Director of Development for Diversity and Inclusion, Advancement/Development

Maria Fontes, Custodial Shift Assistant, Facilities Management

About Our Staff


Sylvia Carey-Butler  

Dr. Sylvia R. Carey-Butler, an accomplished higher education leader with deep experience leading diversity and inclusion initiatives, is Brown University’s Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity.


Carey-Butler previously served as chief diversity officer for Kennesaw State University, where she designed the diversity and inclusion curriculum for the American Council on Education’s fellows program, was named to the Top 100 Diversity Officers by the National Diversity Council in 2021, and was honored as one of 35 outstanding women in the U.S. by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in 2020 for her contributions to higher education. Carey-Butler has led the university’s initiative to develop a long-term diversity and inclusion action plan; established clear, meaningful and measurable goals and metrics; and developed strategies and programs focused on the successful recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff. Among other responsibilities and accomplishments, she leads the university’s Presidential Task Force on Race, established diversity liaisons in each of KSU’s academic colleges and implemented a team of student diversity ambassadors. 


From 2013 to 2019, she served as assistant chancellor for academic support of inclusive excellence at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where she was responsible for building collaborative partnerships across campus to create an equitable campus climate and inclusive learning environment.


As the former interim executive director of the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) Institute for Capacity Building and director of UNCF’s Enrollment Management Program, Carey-Butler has also held numerous positions in higher education in New York state. Previously, she served as assistant provost and dean of honors at Dillard University in New Orleans and as associate dean of studies at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.


In addition to her university leadership positions, Carey-Butler has researched and presented extensively on student recruitment and retention in higher education, African American women administrators in the academy and African American men in higher education. She is the former chair of the Oshkosh (Wisconsin) Area Community Food Pantry and the Oshkosh Housing Authority. 

Carey-Butler earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration and policy from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in social science from Binghamton University. A native of Schenectady, New York, she holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Oneonta.


Lawrence Angelo

Lawrence Angelo is an Institutional Equity Officer for the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity. As an Institutional Equity Officer, he is responsible for investigating complaints filed under Brown University’s Discrimination and Harassment and Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship and Interpersonal Violence and Stalking Policies.  


Lawrence Angelo is a civil rights investigator with thirteen years of experience working for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where he most recently served as the Lead Systemic Investigator in the agency's Boston Area Office.  While at the EEOC, Lawrence investigated many high-profile cases that resulted in large monetary settlements and significant equitable relief.


Lawrence is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Seton Hall University School of Law.