Three African American Women Appointed to Higher Education Diversity Posts

Tomicka Wagstaff was named vice provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. She has been serving as assistant vice president for student access and success at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.

Dr. Wagstaff received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in student personnel administration from Buffalo State College in New York. She holds a doctorate in higher education from the University of Rochester.

Keisha Love was appointed vice provost for faculty advancement and academic inclusion at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Dr. Love came to the University of Cincinnati in 2017 as associate provost for faculty development and special initiatives. Earlier, she was chair of the department of psychological science at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

Dr. Love earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Kentucky State University. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Patricia Bradley was named vice president for inclusion and institutional equity at Towson University in Maryland. Bradley has served as the interim vice president for inclusion and institutional equity since July 2021. She joined the staff at Towson University in 2018 as assistant vice president of equity and compliance. Earlier, she served as Title IX coordinator and was an adjunct faculty member at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Bradley earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a juris doctorate from Howard Univerity in Washington, D.C.  She holds a master of public administration degree from the University of North Carolina.

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