Chief Intercultural Engagement Officer
Dr. Sheila Caldwell most recently served as the Advisor to the President on Diversity, Director for Complete College Georgia, and Principal Investigator for an Upward Bound grant at the University of North Georgia. During her tenure, she secured over $1.3 million dollars in educational grants, facilitated the creation of UNG’s first Diversity Leadership and Vision Statement, and implemented Diversity Champion Awards for team members who demonstrated strong commitment to an inclusive environment. Prior to that, she served as the High School Initiatives State Coordinator for the Technical College System of Georgia where she liaised with board members, legislators, and education departments to enhance equity and college completion for underrepresented students throughout the state of Georgia. She is a diversity and student success champion with nearly two decades of experience in higher education.
Caldwell earned a B.S. from Northern Illinois University, a M.A. from Argosy University, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Georgia. She completed the Harvard Kennedy School Strategies for Building and Leading Diverse Organizations Executive Education program.
Caldwell is a seasoned public speaker who is regularly invited to serve as an expert panelist and deliver keynote presentations for both industry and academia. Her professional affiliations include memberships with National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education, Complete College America, and Southern Association of Education Opportunity Program Personnel. Her selected honors and awards include the Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education (GAWHE) Leadership Scholarship and the UNG North Star Award. Caldwell and her husband, Lyndric, have two daughters.