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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Get to Know Richmond Wynn

Dr. Richmond WynnRichmond smiling wearing a gray suit and glasses

Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer 

Dr. Wynn provides strategic leadership for the university’s coordinated model for diversity, equity, and inclusion while supporting and facilitating UNF’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence. As CDO, he leads and collaboratively assists in recruiting and retaining underrepresented students, faculty and staff; assessing and improving the campus climate for diversity and inclusion; promoting inclusive excellence in scholarly and creative activity; and engaging the community to encourage discourse while countering bias and discrimination.

An associate professor of public health, Dr. Wynn joined UNF in 2000 and has held a number of roles, including director of the UNF Counseling Center, director of the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program in the Brooks College of Health, and interim coordinator of the LGBTQ Center.

Dr. Wynn has been actively involved with diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for more than two decades. Much of his research and community engagement has centered around the intersectionality of race, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. He is a respected community leader and a longtime advocate for the LGBTQ community and other marginalized identity groups. Dr. Wynn is active with several community organizations and has received numerous awards including the prestigious Diamond Award for exemplary service to the Jacksonville LGBTQ youth community by JASMYN, where he has volunteered for 26 years. He was also the recipient of UNF’s inaugural Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Research Award.

Dr. Wynn received a Doctorate in Counselor Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Florida. He earned a Master of Science in Health from UNF specializing in addiction and mental health counseling.