Intercultural Affairs


334 AK Hinds University Center
Cullowhee, NC 28723
828.227.2276 tel
828.227.7250 fax


Meet the Intercultural Affairs Staff
James Felton Director James Felton
Director of Intercultural Affairs
B. A., 1995; M.S., 1998, McDaniel College

James is responsible for providing leadership, supervision, and the day-to-day operations of the Department. He is charged with fostering collaborative working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and alumni on issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. He serves on several committees within the University, including the Bias Response Team, Council on Diversity and Inclusion, and the College of Education and Allied Professions Diversity Committee. He has significant experience with ALANA recruitment and retention, strategic planning and management, curricular and co-curricular programs, and social justice and leadership development. 

Sarah Carter Associate Director


Sarah Carter
Associate Director for Resource Services
B.A., Lebanon Valley College, 2007; M.A., Carnegie Mellon University, 2008

Sarah is responsible for coordinating programs on women, gender, and sexuality. She serves as the co-coordinator of the Whee E.M.P.O.W.E.R. retention program, organizes the Growth and Learning Opportunities for Women series (G.L.O.W.) and is a member of the Red Zone Campaign. Her areas of expertise are women in the media and social activism.

 Takeshia Brown Associate Director of Programs


Takeshia Brown
Associate Director for Programs
B.A., College of Charleston, 2010; M.Ed., The Citadel Graduate School, 2013

Takeshia is responsible for developing programs and
services to promote diversity education and understanding for all students; coordinating cultural awareness programs; providing oversight of Project C.A.R.E (a first-year retention and mentoring initiative); and providing support to clubs and organizations that serve the needs of diverse student populations.

 Holli Stillman Administrative Support


Holli Stillman
Administrative Support Associate
B.A., State University of New York at Cortland, 2006

Holli is responsible for providing administrative and secretarial support to the department.  She also oversees the department's student workers.           

 Meredith Gasaway - Graduate Assistant

Meredith Gasaway
Graduate Assistant
B.A., English and B.A., Philosophy, Western Carolina Univeristy, 2013; M.Ed., College Student Personell

Meredith is helping to oversee the department's Safe Zone program.



 Quiona Beason - Graduate Intern

Quiona Beason
Graduate Intern
B.A., Ramapo College, 2012
M.Ed., College Student Personell

Jenn Hester - Intern

Jenn Hester
Graduate Intern
B.S.Ed., Western Carolina University, 2012
M.Ed., College Student Personell

Magnolia Justice - Intern

Magnolia Justice
Undergraduate Intern
B.A., English, Spanish Minor

Kevin Metcalf - Intern

Kevin Metcalf
Graduate Intern
B.S., UNC Charlotte, 2011
M.Ed., College Student Personnel

Jessica Sims - intern

Jessica Sims
Graduate Intern
B.S., Lander University, 2012
M.S., Counseling, Clinical Mental Health

 Ali Zibaie

Ali Zibaie
Graduate Intern
B.A., UNC Greensboro, 2011
M.S., Counseling, Clinical Mental Health

Student Workers


Ashley Small
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Elementary Education


Steven Roberts
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Business Management


Stephanie Egeonu
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Major: Accounting



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