Chinten Parikh, SPHR, has been named director of Equal Opportunity for UNT System Human Resources, which serves UNTHSC.
As director, Parikh is responsible for strategic and operational activities related to statutory and regulatory requirements for diversity and inclusion and cultural competencies, including: Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Act Title IX, Veterans? Preference, Organizational Diversity
He also is responsible for policies and training related to discrimination and harassment, and oversees development of policies that address equal opportunity compliance and non-discriminatory hiring procedures.
Parikh formerly was senior consultant for diversity, compliance and cultural competency at Baylor Scott & White Health Care System, Dallas, which includes about 34,000 employees in 500 locations. Duties included creation of diversity strategies to support change management and organizational effectiveness; affirmative action planning; cultural competency management; executive diversity programs.
Prior to joining Baylor Scott & White, Parikh was manager of workplace diversity and development at DFW International Airport, and director of diversity and people development at Accor North America, a global hospitality and hotel corporation.
Parikh received a bachelor?s degree from Louisiana State University and an MBA from American Intercontinental University.
He holds the senior professional certification from the Society for Human Resources Management, the world?s largest organization for human resources management, and is a certified harassment prevention trainer, diversity trainer and mentoring facilitator.
Parikh also is affiliated with the Texas Diversity Council, Dallas Human Resources Management Association and the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce.
UNT System Human Resources supports the five components of the UNT System in Dallas, Denton and Fort Worth as a shared service.