Diversity and Inclusion

About the Office

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is charged with leading and evaluating a collaborative approach that encourages and supports inclusive excellence across the UNLV School of Medicine enterprise.

The UNLV School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion has five areas of focus:

  1. College pipeline programs
  2. Early talent identification and community outreach
  3. Curriculum and learning
  4. Student affairs and campus life
  5. Recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and staff

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Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Phone: 702-895-1273
Fax: 702-895-0074

Institutional Policy for Diversity

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or political affiliation — except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or employment qualifications or where marital or veteran status are statutorily defined eligibility criteria for federal or state benefit programs. Further, the university seeks to promote campus diversity by enrolling and employing a larger number of minorities and women where these groups have historically been and continue to be under-represented within the university in relation to availability. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UNLV and preference may be given to substantially equally qualified candidates who can demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Title IX Compliance at UNLV

The Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion serves as UNLV School of Medicine’s Title IX liaison. Get detailed information regarding Title IX compliance at UNLV.


Roberto Aguayo, Jr., MEd

Diversity Coordinator

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Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-895-0234

Elizabeth De La Torre

Administrative Coordinator, Community Engagement & Diversity and Inclusion

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Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-895-1521

Mario Gaspar De Alba, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Mail Code: 7407
Phone: 702-895-1528
Fax: 702-895-0074

Benita D. Wolff, M.Ed.

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Benita D. Wolff
Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-895-1273
Fax: 702-895-0074