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Minority Population Divisions

Our Advisory Committees

Per South Carolina Code of Regulations, Chapter 139, Article 2, Section 139-202, the Advisory Committee's role is to "A. Advise the Commission for Minority Affairs regarding socio-economic issues relevant to African Americans, Native American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians and other ethnic minority groups in South Carolina. B. Identify the needs and concerns of the various ethnic minorities and bring such needs and concerns to the attention of the Commission for Minority Affairs. C. Make recommendations to the Commission for Minority Affairs to address the needs and concerns of ethnic minority groups."

African American Affairs Division Advisory Committee

Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, Norma Lynn Brown, Lester Young, Delisa Dawkins, Dr. Matthew Guah, Dr. Ernest McNealy, Ashley B. Page Bookhart, L. Michelle Peay, SC Rep. Marvin Pendarvis, Dr. Ora Spann, Dr. Willie L. Todd Jr., Dr. Lester A. McCorn, Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, Mayor Barbara Blain Bellamy, Chiquanda Tillie, Dr. Vickel Darby, Tim Behling and Otha Meadows

Asian American and Pacific Islander Affairs Division Advisory Committee

Dr. Raj Aluri, Ellie YiHsien Chao, Jimmy Chao, Wendy Early,  Dr. Eugene Hong, Dr. Xiaobo Hu, Dr. Andrew Hsu, Dr. Narayanan Kuthirummal, Indu Lakhani, Dr. Seulghee Lee, Nghiep Nguyen, Dr. Nancy Ofendo Reyes, Dr. Melanie Palomares, Pacifico Perea, Christopher Roy Publico, Dr. Ling Rao, Kenneth Sloane, Lin Wang, Hao Wu.

Hispanic/Latino Affairs Division Advisory Committee

Miriam Berrouet, Denise Coleman, Lillian García, Julio Hernández, Vanessa Mota, Alma Puente Ruiz, Nilsy Rapalo, Sharon Rivera Doublin, Tanya Rodríguez Hodges, Diana Saillant, Shirley Santillán, Gigi Towers, Mayte Velasco Nicolás, Ana Garcia, Angelique Jarvis-Simmons, Gabriel Cardona, Johnathan Fuerte, Rut River, and Maureen Govea

Native American Affairs Division Advisory Committee

Beaver Creek Indians, Catawba Indian Nation, Chaloklowa Chickasaw Indian People, Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois and United Tribes of SC, Edisto Natchez Kusso Tribe of South Carolina, Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation of South Carolina, Natchez Tribe of South Carolina, Native American Studies Program, Office of the State Archaeologist, Office of the Governor, Pee Dee Indian Nation of Upper South Carolina, Pee Dee Indian Tribe, Pee Dee Indian Tribe of Beaver Creek, Piedmont American Indian Association (PAIA), Santee Indian Organization, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, Sumter Tribe of Cheraw Indians, University of South Carolina-Lancaster Native American Studies Center, The Waccamaw Indian People and the Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians

Small & Minority Business Division Advisory Committee

Michele Abraham, David Chao, Greg Davis, Eric Esquivel, Les Echols, Amy Firestone, Chad Hardaway, Evelyn Lugo, Moryah Jackson, Bill Kirkland, Otis Morris, Brianna Dennis, Nathan Spells Jr., Calvin Whitfield, Takia Williams, Lasenta Ellis-Lewis, Chantelle Broughton, Millicent Lament, Taryn Shekitka, and Cliff Wilson