Adeola Oduwole serves as HR Director of Diversity & Inclusion for The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB-Health), where she provides the vision, leadership and strategic direction for all aspects of the diversity and inclusion process for the over 15,000-member academic medical center. She is credited with spearheading UTMB-Health’s diversity strategic plan; redesigning the institution’s diversity council; and leading the formation of a resource group for military Veterans. Through her efforts, the center was recognized for the 2014 DiversityFIRSTTM Corporate Commitment Award by the Texas Diversity Council.
Adeola joined UTMB-Health following previous roles as Director of Organizational Inclusion with Frederick Memorial Hospital and Manger of Diversity Programs with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has lectured across the country at regional and national conferences on various topics to include, unconscious bias in talent management, managing diversity to create cultural competency, measuring diversity councils and affinity groups to ensure performance, diversity strategic planning and diversity and emotional intelligence. She is a past adjunct faculty member at Houston Community College and Radford University; a contributing writer for DiversityCentral.com and; a recipient of the 2014 Texas Diversity and Leadership Multicultural Leadership Award.
Adeola holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Windsor and a Master of Science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Radford University. She is a certified mediator, stakeholder-centered coach and a graduate of Landmark Education for Living.