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Ethnic Programs & Services
Office of Ethnic Programs & Services Staff Office of Ethnic Programs & Services Staff Office of Ethnic Programs & Services Staff
Dr. Brandi Elliott

Dr. Brandi Elliott

Dr. Brandi N.H. Elliott

Dr. Brandi Nicole Hutchins Elliott is a native of Cincinnati, OH.  She serves as the Director of the Office of Ethnic Programs & Services and the Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program.  Dr. Elliott began her career at the University of Cincinnati as a student in 1997.  She holds a BA in Psychology, an MA in Mental Health Counseling, and an EdD in Urban Educational Leadership.  She is responsible for the implementation of programs and services that address the academic, social and cultural needs of a diverse student body.  Dr. Elliott co-chaired the university’s annual Diversity Conference for two years.   She was accepted into 2011-12 UC Women's Leadership Development Program and was named a 2011-2012 YWCA Rising Star and completed the YWCA Board Leadership Program.  Dr. Elliott enjoys spending time with her family and loves Zumba.  

Dr. Elliott says:  "I believe to much is given, much is required."

Email: Brandi.elliott@uc.edu

Ciara S. Black

Ms. Ciara S. Black

Ms. Ciara S. Black

Ciara Black  serves as a Program Coordinator in the Office of Ethnic Programs and Services here at the University of Cincinnati. As Program Coordinator she is responsible coordinating the Darwin T. Turner Scholarship Program and also Hispanic programing. Prior to coming to the University of Cincinnati, she attended Wright State University and received her Master of Arts degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education in April 2013. While at Wright State, she served as the Graduate Assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. In June 2008, she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and African & African American Studies at the Ohio State University.

Ciara says: "I am motivated daily by the impact I have on the lives of students and I continue to be amazed by the students that I meet. I believe in the power of people and believe that WE are our greatest resource!"

 

Email: black2ca@ucmail.uc.edu

 

Program Coordinator Patrice N. Barnes

Ms. Patrice N. Barnes

Ms. Patrice N. Barnes

Patrice N. Barnes serves as Program Coordinator in the Office of Ethnic Programs and Services here at the University of Cincinnati. As Program Coordinator she is responsible for all social media, marketing and cultural programing with special focus on Asian iniatiaves. In June of 2011, Patrice earned her Bachelors of Arts in Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati which further fueled her passion to advocate for the improvement of self-esteem among women and girls. Patrice enjoys being a resource to students through shared experiences and commonalities. In her spare time, Patrice enjoys traveling, hanging with friends, reading and watching musicals.

Patrice says: “My past experiences enable me to serve as an inspiration for others today, I am thankful for even my darkest day for it has worked to create a better me.”

 

 

Email: patrice.barnes@uc.edu

Benita J. Webster

Mrs. Benita J. Webster

Mrs. Benita J. Webster

Mrs. Webster serves as Administrative Coordinator in the Office of Ethnic Programs and Services here at the University of Cincinnati. As Administrative Coordinator she is responsible for all financial and human resource related task. Prior to coming to the Office of Ethnic Programs and Services she served as the business service officer for the Resident Education and Development Office and the College of Arts and Sciences. Mrs. Webster recieved her Associates in Accounting and General Business from Southern West Virginia College and an Associates in Real Estate from the University of Cincinnati; Blue Ash campus. Currently she is working on her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Administration- to be completed in 2014. Mrs. Webster enjoys spending time with her husband of 36 years- Ronald Webster and her daughter Kenyatta who is also a Bearcat!

Mrs. Webster says: "In our society, education is the Key to the future!"

 

 

Email: webstebj@mail.uc.edu