A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Zebadiah Hall will be the first full-time vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Wyoming, effective December 22. He has been serving as director of student disability services at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Hall holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Calumet College of St. Joseph in Whiting, Indiana. He earned an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and is pursuing a Ph.D. in leadership for the advancement of learning and service in higher education from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.

Sandra Mitchell will become the inaugural senior diversity officer at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in St. Joseph, Minnesota. She will begin her new duties on January 2. Since 2019, she has served as the director of equity and inclusion at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in higher education from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Nicole Arleane Roberson is the new vice chancellor of diversity, equity, and inclusion and chief diversity officer at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. She had been serving as director of equal opportunity and diversity at the Texas A&M University System.

Dr. Roberson earned a bachelor’s degree in strategic management from the University of North Texas. She holds an MBA in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management, and master’s degrees in human resource management and project management, both from the Keller Graduate School of DeVry University. She earned a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Regent University.


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