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Two Black Women Executives in Diversity and Inclusion Are Leaving Their Posts

Evelynn Ellis, vice president of institutional diversity and equity at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, has announced she will retire on July 1. She joined the staff at Dartmouth 12 years ago. Earlier she was senior director of the Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs at Pennsylvania State University. Before beginning her career in higher education, Ellis trained as a classical musician, specializing in late classical and early Romantic chamber music.

Ellis studied music as an undergraduate at Alabama Lutheran College and Concordia College in Bronxville, New York. She earned a master’s degree in music performance, clarinet, from Penn State.

Teshia Levy-Grant, dean of equity and inclusion at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, is leaving her post in academia to become senior vice president of diversity and inclusion at Webster Bank in Waterbury, Connecticut. She has served as dean at Wesleyan University since 2015.

Levy-Grant holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in counseling from Central Connecticut State University.


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