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

Director, HR - Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office / FSU Chief Diversity Officer

Michelle Brown Douglas serves as the Director of the FSU Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) office and the Chief Diversity Officer for the university. Her office has oversight and responsibility for Equal Opportunity and Compliance (EOC), Diversity and Inclusion, Training and Organizational Development, and the employee Ombuds Program. 

A native of Pompano Beach, Florida, Michelle earned a bachelor's degree in History and African American Studies as a student-athlete at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, as well as a master's degree in History from Florida State University. Michelle began her Higher Education career as an instructor in the History and African American Studies departments at Morehouse College. After 5 years in the classroom, she transitioned into the role of higher education personnel management and has been engaged in various roles for more than 20 years across three states. Michelle has served as the Assistant Director of the Diversity & Inclusion office at Buffalo State College in the SUNY system, as Director of Human Resource Services at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, followed by her journey to the Florida State HR team in 2014. 

Michelle holds certifications from the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity. Her areas of specialization include Equal Employment Opportunity, Employee and Labor Relations, Diversity & Inclusion, and Training and HR Legal Compliance. She is also a member of CUPA, the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity, and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE).

Betsy Staudt Willet

Betsy Staudt Willet

Senior Coordinator for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Betsy Staudt Willet builds diverse, equitable organizations with thriving people. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Bucknell University and a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Betsy has certificates in Restorative Justice (Advoz) and Systems Thinking (Cornell University). Betsy joined the FSU EDI team in 2022.

Betsy served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA for 16 years, developing chapters of undergraduate students, managing justice programs, training staff, and working for funding equity for women and staff of color. Her most recent role was Director of Focused Ministries for the Mid-Atlantic Region, serving Asian American, Black, Hispanic/Latinx, International, Athlete, Greek, Arts, and Nursing students.

Betsy brings people together to problem solve for a better future, preferably while drinking coffee. She loves complexity, conflict, and questions. She is a lifelong learner and has most recently delved into Native American worldviews, ecological sustainability, and organic gardening.