Dr. Mark McCloud


Dr. Mark McCloud is a visionary speaker, consultant, and nationally recognized diversity and inclusion thought leader committed to organizational and cultural change. With his spirited and engaging approach, nuanced thought processes, and storytelling, Dr. McCloud assists organizations in creating more diverse and inclusive communities. His dynamic keynotes and workshops include topics such as diversity and inclusion, team building, professional development, motivation, leadership, and recruiting and retaining diverse talent. Dr. McCloud has over 27 years of experience delivering training around diversity, leadership, career development, and inclusive communities which includes the fields of financial services, K-12 schools, mental health, non-profits, and higher education. Currently, McCloud serves as the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Tennessee at Martin where he provides oversight to the Chancellor’s Cabinet and university community on issues concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Dr. McCloud holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He also has a Master of Arts in Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Personnel Services and a Doctorate in Higher Education both from the University of Mississippi.

McCloud, a nationally recognized educator, change agent, and motivational speaker has appeared in regional and national media outlets, most notably Forbes. He is the co-host of Two Sisters and The Doc Podcast, a podcast focusing on race, relationships, boundaries, and careers. Mark is also a 2022 graduate of the University of Tennessee Executive Leadership Institute, the former Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Southern Association for College and Employers, the Past-President of the Martin, TN Rotary Club, and the 2020 recipient of the Mosaic Award from SoACE for work in diversity and inclusion. His philanthropic interests include St. Jude, the Komen foundation and the Boy and Girls Club.