Interim Chief, Equal Opportunity & Title IX Officer
Sheila Johnson-Willis joined the University in 2012. In her position, she provides guidance and support to University leadership on matters of equal opportunity, affirmative action and anti-discrimination and leads the University’s efforts in the development and implementation of strategic and operational plans for advancing diversity and inclusion. Johnson-Willis also provides advice, counseling, and conflict resolution services to employees in matters relating to a broad range of employment and employee relations issues; including, investigating complaints of discrimination and bias.
Prior to joining Syracuse University, Johnson-Willis served as the director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, and Title IX officer, at Colgate University; and as director for Affirmative Action compliance and Title IX coordinator at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.
Graduate Student Assistant
Taylor is a current graduate student in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, pursuing a dual Master’s degree in Public Administration and International Relations.
Her academic and professional interests include social and economic policy, which brought her to work in the EOIRS office. Before joining the office in August 2016, Taylor worked to promote diversity and inclusion initiatives at the University of Kentucky (UK). She served in both the UK Office of Residence Life and the UK Student Activities Board for three years.
Her current responsibilities include maintaining the presence of the office on social media and providing additional support to the staff.