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Leadership

Diversity & Inclusion

Willette Burnham-Willams, PhD University Chief Diversity OfficerThe University Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) is responsible for the leadership and management of the University’s strategic diversity initiatives and multi-faceted diversity programs. The CDO works directly with the six colleges, research and support business units to further MUSC’s values, priorities, mission, and vision. The CDO and her staff are responsible for working collaboratively with internal and external community stakeholders including students, faculty and staff to ensure that organizational priorities and goals pertaining to equity, inclusion and excellence are institutionalized, sustained and measured in order to “create an inclusive experience for the lives we touch.” The University CDO reports to the Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations and serves on the President’s University Leadership Council.

Anton J. Gunn, MSW Chief Diversity Officer & Executive Director of Community Health Innovation, MUSC Health

The MUSC Health Chief Diversity Officer is responsible for oversight and execution of the health system’s strategic diversity initiatives and innovative community health programs. The CDO works directly with MUSC Health’s senior leadership team to further MUSC’s values, vision, mission, and strategic goals. The CDO and his staff are responsible for working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders including patients, families, visitors, and MUSC Health care team members to ensure that organization priorities and goals pertaining to health equity, language services, pastoral care, workforce diversity and inclusion, supplier diversity, and health innovation are institutionalized, sustained and measured. The health system CDO reports to the Chief Executive Officer of MUSC Health and serves as a senior advisor to the President of the Medical University of South Carolina. The CDO also oversees the health system’s Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Council and related committees.