Who We Are

Meet the Director

As a UNC Asheville Alum (’05), Dr. Nava Eggett comes to the Center for Diversity Education with 17 years of experience as a public school educator and advocate. Her passion for diversity and inclusion was a driving force as she supported classrooms and educators in Asheville City Schools. She looks forward to leveraging the CDE to support equity and inclusion efforts at UNC Asheville, K-12 WNC school districts and the greater community.

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Dr. Kimberly Nava Eggett

Director, Center for Diversity Education

209 Zeis Hall



Advisory Board for the Center for Diversity Education

  • Eric Grant, Chair of CDE Advisory Board, Blue Ridge Power
  • Deborah Miles, Former Director of the CDE
  • Reid Chapman, UNC Asheville, Director of Humanities Program
  • Tsianina Tovar, Buncombe County Schools, K-12 EL Instructional Coach
  • Francisco Castelblanco, MAHEC, AHEC Director
  • Dr. Blu Buchanan, UNC Asheville, Assistant Professor in Sociology
  • Dr. Mark Dickerson, Asheville City Schools, Director of Human Resources
  • Dr. Kimberly Nava Eggett, UNC Asheville, Director of the Center for Diversity Education

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