Staff Directory

Kim Turner

Kimberly D. Turner, M.Ed.



Kim calls the Washington Metropolitan (DMV) area home, more specifically Sterling, VA.  She has been in multicultural affairs and higher education for over 10 years and enjoys working with students. Prior to coming to Charlotte, Kim served as the Associate Director of ALANA Services at Loyola University Maryland for 6 years and as the Assistant Director of the Center for Multicultural Student Services at James Madison University (JMU) for three years.

Rachael Forester

Rachael Forester

Assistant Director


Rachael is a first-time North Carolina resident. Prior to coming to Charlotte, Rachael resided in Cortland, New York where she served as a Residence Hall Director and the Interim Assistant Director for the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office at SUNY Cortland. Rachael received her Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood/Childhood Education and her Master's of Science in Education in English as a Second Language from SUNY Cortland, where she also studied Spanish.

Elsie Byrd

Administrative Assistant


God first, family second, and friends! 

Aquaphile, sunrise, bibliophile, high tea, hats, lavender, crafter, piano, purple, gatherer, giver, cinematic score, peace seeker, and so much more.

Favorite quote/mantra

Matthew 5:37 – “Let what you say be simply Yes or No.”