Alexis Nicole Mootoo
Principal - Associate Vice President - Student Success
AlexHarrison, LLC - University of South Florida
Dr. Alexis Nicole Mootoo serves as Associate Vice President, Resource Management and Community Development for Student Success at the University of South Florida. In her position, she manages millions of a diverse financial portfolio and is responsible for human resources functions for hundreds of employees and thousands of students. Her research interests include examining the survival and persistence of institutional and structural racism in liberal spaces in the Americas. She investigated the underpinnings of affirmative action in the United States and in Brazil, comparing its positive and negative effects on Afro-Descendants in publicly funded university systems. Dr. Mootoo also teaches courses in Africana Studies focusing on Racism in American Society and issues of Black women in America, Political Science, Latin American Studies for the USF School of Interdisciplinary & Global Studies, and American Culture and Introduction to the Humanities in USF’s Department of Humanities. Pursuant to student outcry after the death of George Floyd, she created a course called Prejudice, Stigma and Racial Consciousness at the behest of students demanding more instructional opportunities delving into racism and prejudice. Most recently, Dr. Mootoo collaborated with USF Muma College of Business, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Jabil to create a diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace certificate program, a program based on the tenets of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Title VII.