Assistant to the Chief Diversity Officer
pronouns: she / her / hers
Timea M. Webster is the Assistant to the Chief Diversity Officer in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion where she provides secretarial, administrative, and operational support for the Chief Diversity Officer and Interim Associate Provost. In addition to representing staff on the Senate Executive Committee, Webster serves on the selection committee of the University of Maryland's Incentive Awards Program (IAP) - a program that offers full financial support to the University of Maryland for Baltimore City and Prince George's County public high school graduates to attend UMD who demonstrate exceptional academic ability.
Webster also serves as a mentor to IAP students, as she is fully committed to their holistic development and successful completion of their academic journeys. Webster, a National Coalition Builders Institute (NCBI) certified diversity trainer, has also taught several courses through the Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program that focus on socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality, and size & appearance.
With 15 years of experience in higher education, Webster previously served as the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and was a principal fundraiser for The Urban League of Anchorage, the first multicultural chapter in the history of the National Urban League. She further supported the National Urban League Youth Leadership Conference by building a mentorship program and organizing and coordinating fundraising efforts to ensure long term financial sustainability.
Webster's fierce commitment to diversity advocacy, equity, and education earned her the 2017 Ethnic Minority Achievement Non-Exempt Staff Award from the President's Commission on Ethnic and Minority Issues. Outside of campus, Webster mentors Baltimore City Youth and is co-founder of 'You Alright Sis?' a radical self-care workshop focused on Black women.