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The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Team

Angel Uddin

Director, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Angel leads the equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts as a senior leader of the Office of Human Resources at the University of Minnesota. She joined the team in July of 2022.

Before coming to the university, she has experience as a DEI leader in the healthcare industry as Director of DEI at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and in financial services as Talent Acquisition and DEI Manager at Bremer Bank. Angel has over three decades of experience in leadership development, business strategy, project management, global manufacturing and operations, and conflict resolution.

She is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory Assessment (IDI) and a certified Relationship Coach (ICF). Angel holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Management and Leadership from Capella University. She is a board Member and Chair of the DEI Committee with Neighborhood House, a member of the Greater Twin Cities United Way Leadership Council, a member of the Community Diversity Advisory Council for LifeSource, and an active advocate for organ donation. Angel also holds the role of member of the Greater MSP Enterprise Team.

Angel makes DEI a priority and stays abreast of DEI best practices as a member of the Twin Cities Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Roundtable (TCDEIR) and has been a member of the Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity (MBCRE). Recently, Angel was asked to serve a three-year term on the Program Committee for the Forum for Workplace Inclusion Conference.

Patricia Izek

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant

Patricia Izek is the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant in the Office of Human Resources at the University of Minnesota. She is passionate about her current role where she works to highlight the areas of opportunity surrounding issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. She closely collaborates with many colleges and administrative units including the Office for Equity and Diversity at the University. She helped in the development of two of their workshops, which she co-presents “Implicit Bias in the Selection Processes” and “Addressing Implicit Bias and Microaggressions”.

Previously at the University, Patricia was a Talent Acquisition Consultant and a Diversity & Inclusion Recruiter for the Office of Human Resources, as well as Lead Paralegal in the Office of the General Counsel. She was Head of a Spanish Department/Teacher at a private college preparatory school in the Twin Cities metro area.

Throughout her career, she has maintained a strong focus on furthering the understanding and importance of the issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion and how to implement effective change.

She serves on the executive team for the Twin Cities Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable and is a member of LatinoLEAD, serving on their Avanzando Liderazgo Selection Committee. At the University, Patricia is a member of various committees including, the Equity Lens Policy Review Committee, the Bias Response and Resource Network, the Digital Accessibility Steering Committee, TC Sustainability Committee, and the UMN Alumni Association Inclusion & Belonging Committee. She is also co-chair of the Organizing Committee of the Diverse Community of Practice.

Patricia holds a Bachelor of History from Loyola University of Chicago and a Master of Education from the University of Minnesota in Human Resource Development, where she focused on change management.