Race & Diversity at PBA 

A virtual webinar


During this town hall on race & diversity at Palm Beach Atlantic, panelists will discuss actions PBA has taken to foster diversity, inclusion, equity and justice, as well as next steps.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 14
  • Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Zoom Webinar

Additional information

Dr. Stephanie Bennett is professor of communication and media ecology, focusing on digital culture and the intersection of interpersonal communication and the Judeo-Christian faith. Recently, as the University's fellow for student engagement, she has led weekly sessions to launch PBA's new program Wordship, an initiative for respectful conversation that heals and brings people together

Dr. Terriel Byrd is the fellow in the Council for Intercultural Engagement, professor of urban Christian ministry and coordinator of the evening ministry program at PBA. His scholarly work focuses on the theme of Christian unity, examining racial separation in worship, and interpreting the voice and message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for modern audiences. 

Dr. Bernie Cueto serves as vice president for spiritual development and campus pastor, and is actively involved in leading and developing the spiritual culture of the PBA campus. Born and raised in Miami, Bernie is proud of his Hispanic heritage and was raised in an environment that embraced cultural diversity.

Courtney Lovely Evans serves as the director of athletics, and previously served as senior associate director of Internal Operations, Senior Woman Administrator, and Title IX Deputy Coordinator.  Courtney currently serves on the NCAA’s Management Council, the Board of Directors of the College Women Sports Awards, and is a graduate of the NCAA and Division II Athletic Directors Association Women and Minorities Mentoring Program.

Dr. Jay Jackson is assistant professor of pharmacy practice and assistant dean of students in the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy. An alumnus of PBA, Dr. Jackson coordinates patient care skills in the integrated pharmacotherapy sequence, and is a member of Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International.  

Dr. Nathan Lane serves as the associate provost for instruction and associate professor of Biblical & Theological studies. His research lies in Old Testament theology, hermeneutics and the prophets, and he and his wife are passionate about adoption and foster issues.

Dr. Bob Lutz is vice president for student development, providing leadership for Workship, student activities, involvement, & leadership, academic support & disability services, career development, first year/transfer experience, health & wellness and residence life.

Dannemart Pierre  has served as the director for First Year and Transfer Experience at Palm Beach Atlantic University for the past six years, and directs PBA’s Multicultural Student Programs, known as MOSAIC. She works to create educational opportunities for students to see, celebrate, and explore cultural diversity. Dannemart is a doctoral student pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education at Azusa Pacific University.

Dr. Debra A. Schwinn assumed the role of president of Palm Beach Atlantic University on May 4, 2020. She is an accomplished higher education academic leader, innovator, scientist and physician, and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine in recognition of her contributions to science and medicine.  

Moderator: Laura Bishop, executive vice president for advancement, is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing the University’s fundraising, marketing, community service, and donor, parent and alumni relations efforts


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