Shayla Herndon-Edmunds joined the Office of Diversity & Inclusion as Manager of Diversity Education in March 2012. Prior to her appointment in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Edmunds was the executive assistant to the University’s senior vice president for finance and administration, where she served as a liaison between the division, the campus community and external constituents.
Now as Director of Diversity Education, Edmunds is responsible for developing and managing programs and initiatives that will elevate faculty competence and scholarship regarding diversity and inclusion; implementing student diversity education programs; enhancing current staff diversity education programming; and expanding all facets of diversity education within the Wake Forest community.
Edmunds received her B.A. degree from George Mason University in 2002 and holds certifications in English and Business Administration and holds certifications in professional life coaching, emotional intelligence, unconscious bias, and intercultural development. She is a Virginia native and now resides in Winston-Salem with her husband, Curtis and her children, Michael, Madison and Myles. Among her many interests and passions are writing, gardening, and cooking. She is also a self-published author, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur.