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Jonelle Reynolds


Jonelle A. Reynolds, Ph.D. (pronouns: she/her/hers), is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives. In her role, she develops, manages, and supports data-driven diversity and inclusion strategies for the University of Connecticut system including the regional campuses. She identifies gaps in resources and training, then works in partnership with community stakeholders (i.e., faculty, staff, and students) to meet those needs. In addition, Jonelle supervises the Middle Eastern Cultural Programs and Native American Cultural Programs. She is also a certified facilitator in cultural intelligence and managing unconscious bias.

Furthermore, she earned a doctorate in Human Development and Family Sciences at UConn, a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Oklahoma State University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Journalism at Baruch College [CUNY]. Her clinical and research experiences have afforded her the opportunity to work with diverse populations and levels of need.