As the Chief Diversity Officer, Dannetta Bland is a thought leader and subject-matter expert who will work collaboratively with existing campus and system DEI advisory groups, as well as with campus HR leaders, to refine and accelerate the important work of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). She communicates strategic initiatives and progress toward DEI to the UNT System Board of Regents and all levels of system and campus leadership. She joined the UNT System in July 2021 after spending nearly 17 years at Deloitte, one of the world’s largest professional services firms. She boasts a wealth of experience advising Fortune 500 companies on DEI initiatives and talent strategy, cultural and workforce transformation, as well as executive transition and alignment. Bland earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, from the University of Houston.