Three African Americans Who Have Been Named to Higher Education Diversity Posts

Brianna Davis Johnson is the inaugural chief diversity officer at Central Ohio Technical College in Newark. She was a program manager for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Ohio State University.

Dr. Davis Johnson is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where she majored in educational studies and urban studies. She holds a master’s degree in higher education administration and policy from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from the University of Texas at Austin.

Bobby Berry has been named assistant dean for diversity and outreach for the College of Applied Studies at Wichita State University in Kansas. Dr. Berry is an assistant professor in the department of sport management. He joined the university’s faculty in 2015.

Dr. Berry holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in exercise science and a doctorate in educational leadership, all from Wichita State University.

Patricia Harris is the new senior director of education, operations, and initiatives for the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2017, she began working at the university as the director of recruitment in the School of Education.

Harris is a graduate of Savannah State University in Georgia. She holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Argosy University and is completing work on a doctorate in education from the University of Georgia.


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