Leadership Team: Equity and Access

Rev. William C. Gipson (he/him/his)
Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Access
PennKIPP Pre-Major Advisor

Rev. William Gipson serves as Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Access. He oversees Penn’s six cultural resource centers: the Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina; Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC); Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Center; Makuu Black Student Center; Pan Asian American Community House (PAACH); and the Penn Women’s Center (PWC). Rev. Gipson also serves as Faculty Director at the W.E.B. Du Bois College House at Penn. He has worked at Penn since 1996, previously serving as University Chaplain and Special Advisor to the President. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and a master of Divinity degree from the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.  

Krista Cortes outside of campus
Dr. Krista Cortes (she/they)
Director
Center for Hispanic Excellence:
La Casa Latina
Erin Cross outside of campus
Dr. Erin Cross (she/her/hers)
Director
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center
LGBT Center
Valerie De Cruz outside of on Penn campus
Valerie De Cruz (she/her/hers)
Director
Greenfield Intercultural Center
GIC
Sherisse Laud Hammond inside of the Womens Center
Sherisse Laud-Hammond (she/her/hers)
Director
Penn Women's Center
PWC
Brian Peterson in front of a colorful mural
Dr. Brian Peterson (he/him/his)
Director
Makuu: The Black Cultural Center
Makuu
Peter Van Do outside of campus
Peter Van Do (he/him/his)
Director
Pan-Asian American Community House
PAACH