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UNCW names new head of its LGBTQIA resource office

Brooke Lambert (Source: UNCW) Brooke Lambert (Source: UNCW)

Brooke Lambert has been named the program coordinator of UNCW's LGBTQIA Resource Office, the university announced Thursday. Lambert's first day will be August 1.

Lambert will oversee the university's LGBTQIA programs and services as well as collaborate with the local and regional LGBTQIA community. She will also serve as a resource for faculty, staff, and students who wish to integrate LGBTQIA issues into their curriculum or scholarly work.

“We are thrilled to have Ms. Lambert join the Seahawk family,” said Kent Guion, the university’s chief diversity officer. “Her experiences in leading a center, creating innovative programs and extensive collaborations with faculty and campus units align perfectly with our needs.” 

Lambert has served as the LGBTQIA program coordinator at the Access and Diversity Center at Utah State University for four years. During her time at USU, Lambert trained student leaders and provided a place for safe communication among peers about LGBTQIA issues; assessed programs and retention efforts with underrepresented student populations, including LGBTQIA, multicultural and non-traditional students; and led campus-wide training and collaborated with departments to increase inclusiveness.

“UNCW is extremely supportive and I'm excited about collaborating with people from across campus,” said Lambert. “I have had very positive interactions with faculty, staff and students and I can't wait to jump in and get to know more people.”

Lambert replaces Amy Schlag, who resigned last year after being placed on paid administrative leave at the university.

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