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Renisha Gibbs

Renisha Gibbs

Associate Vice President for Human Resources / Finance and Administration Chief of Staff

Renisha Gibbs serves as the Associate Vice President for Human Resources and the Finance and Administration Chief of Staff. In these roles, Renisha is responsible for university-wide planning and administration of the Human Resources function for faculty and staff and provides leadership to the Division of Finance and Administration as Chief of Staff. In addition, Renisha serves as a key consultant to faculty, staff and students, as appropriate, throughout all levels of the University's community and represents the University's interests in community activities, regulatory agencies and professional associations.

Renisha has held several positions of increased responsibilities within FSU Human Resources, most recently serving as a Director in Human Resources leading the Equal Opportunity and Compliance, Employee and Labor Relations, and Facilities Human Resources functional units. Prior to FSU, she held several positions within human resources at the Florida Department of Highway Safety. Her concentration areas include Employee and Labor Relations, Performance Management, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Legal Compliance.

Renisha, an FSU alumna, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and her Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Troy University.

Additionally, Renisha holds several nationally recognized professional certifications, including designation as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute and as a Certified Affirmative Action Professional (CAAP) from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity. Further, she has been certified in Campus Title IX Administration and as a Florida Public Sector Labor Relations Professional.

Michelle Brown Douglas

Michelle Brown Douglas


Michelle Brown Douglas serves as a Director in Human Resources with oversight and responsibility for Equal Opportunity and Compliance (EOC); Diversity and Inclusion; Training and Organizational Development; the Ombuds Program; and Facilities HR.

Michelle joined the Florida State HR team in September 2014. Prior to this, she served as the Director of Human Resource Services at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. With over 15 years of experience in Personnel Management, Michelle has also worked in the New York, Georgia, and Kentucky Higher Education Systems.

Michelle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and African-American Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a Master's degree in History from Florida State University.

She holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from HRCI and has trained with the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity. Her areas of specialization include Employee and Labor Relations, Performance Management, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Legal Compliance. She is a member of CUPA.

Annie Grier

Annie Grier

Senior Coordinator for Diversity & Inclusion

Annie Grier (she/her/Ms) is a macro social worker advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racism, accessibility and sustainability (IDEAAS) in practice, research and education. She is the Senior Coordinator for Diversity & Inclusion at Florida State University and an adjunct professor at Fordham University in the Master of Social Work program, where she instructs on working with organizations & communities and integrating practice with research & evaluation. Ms. Grier is the owner of IDEAAS, LLC.

Ms. Grier is an ambassador for the Network for Social Work Management and a field supervisor for several social work schools across the country. Prior to working in diversity and inclusion, she spent 8 years doing criminal justice research and 7 years developing programs within the criminal justice system in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Florida.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Social Work, specializing in research, from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Kennethia Vail

Kennethia Vail

D&I Student Assistant

Kennethia Vail provides support to the FSU Diversity and Inclusion team, where she hopes to contribute to the quality of diversity at FSU. She is currently in her second year of the Master of Social Work program, studying clinical social work. Prior to attending FSU, she attended the University of Central Florida, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. During her time at UCF, she interned with different organizations such as Outlook Clinic and the Mental Health Association of Central Florida that catered to improving the mental health of those in the surrounding Orlando community. After Kennethia graduates, she hopes to relocate to Washington, D.C., and continue working in the non-profit sector, specifically doing humanitarian and advocacy work. She is currently working with the End the Silence program at NAMI Tallahassee, where through presentations, they provide resources and fight the stigma associated with mental health and speaking out.