Diversity

Four African Americans Who Have Been Assigned Duties Relating to Diversity in Higher Education

Four African Americans Who Have Been Assigned Duties Relating to Diversity in Higher Education

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Bobbie Porter at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Saint Rice at Washington University in St. Louis, Kent Guion at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Pamela Braboy Jackson at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Four African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Posts

Four African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Posts

Taking on new duties as diversity officers are Belinda Waller-Peterson at Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Tiffany G. Townsend at Purdue University Global, Kristin Dukes at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, and Narketta Sparkman-Key at James Madson University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Four Endowed Chairs for Scholars on Race Established at Bowdoin College  in Maine

Four Endowed Chairs for Scholars on Race Established at Bowdoin College in Maine

The college will consider scholars and artists from across the academic spectrum for whose teaching and research will address race, racism, and social justice, with a particular focus on the challenges, histories, movements, and artistic and cultural productions of Black communities in the Americas.

Some Top Colleges and Universities Divulge Data on Admission of Black Students

Some Top Colleges and Universities Divulge Data on Admission of Black Students

Highly selective educational institutions are increasingly unwilling to disclose data on the racial and ethnic makeup of the students they admit. Instead, they tout high numbers of students of color without giving a more detailed breakdown.

Three African Americans Appointed to Diversity Posts at Universities

Three African Americans Appointed to Diversity Posts at Universities

Crasha Townsend has been promoted to assistant provost for diversity and inclusion at Virginia Tech. Sean Edmund Rogers was appointed interim vice president of community, equity, and diversity at the University of Rhode Island and Dionne Jackson is the inaugural vice president for institutional equity at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions

Salome Nnoromele was appointed interim vice president for diversity and inclusion at Ohio University. DeQuan Smith was named the inaugural assistant dean of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and Jacqueline M. Gatson was named assistant vice president of advancement for diversity, inclusion and belonging at the Purdue for Life Foundation.

How Search Committee Chairs Impact Equity in the Faculty Hiring Process

How Search Committee Chairs Impact Equity in the Faculty Hiring Process

Many search chairs felt that HR and EO departments were responsible for making sure searches were equitable and inclusive. However, a common theme in interviews was the lack of information and clarity from those departments when it came to the search chair’s role. Some chairs said they had no training on how to center diversity and equity, while others received very little.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three African Americans Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Jonathan A. McElderry was appointed dean of student inclusive excellence at Elon University in North Carolina. Trachette Jackson is the assistant vice president for research for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the University of Michigan and Risë Nelson was appointed director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Yale University Library.

Grading the Schools With the Largest Athletic Programs on Their Diversity in Leadership Posts

Grading the Schools With the Largest Athletic Programs on Their Diversity in Leadership Posts

The latest report on the status of women and racial and ethnic minorities in leadership positions at the 130 educational institutions in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCCA has been released by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida. These are generally the schools with the nation’s largest athletic programs.

Four African Americans Who have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Four African Americans Who have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Dereck J. Rovaris Sr. at St. Mary’s College in Maryland, Alisha Knight at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, Marquise Loving-Kessee at Hinds Community College, based in Raymond, Mississippi, and Annazette Houston at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida.

Three Black Women Appointed to Administrative Posts Relating to Diversity

Three Black Women Appointed to Administrative Posts Relating to Diversity

Taking on new position relating to diversity, equity and inclusion are Monique L. Akassi at West Liberty University in West Virginia, Sherrica Davis-Hunt at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and Ophelie Rowe-Allen at the University of New Haven in Connecticut.

MIT Press Launches New Grant Program to Promote Diversity in Academic Publishing

MIT Press Launches New Grant Program to Promote Diversity in Academic Publishing

The Grant Program for Diverse Voices will expand funding for new work by authors whose voices have been excluded and chronically underrepresented across the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Vanderbilt University Invests in Venture Fund Supporting Black Healthcare Firms

Vanderbilt University Invests in Venture Fund Supporting Black Healthcare Firms

Vanderbilt University in Nashville is among the founding investors in Jumpstart Nova, the first venture fund in the United States to invest exclusively in Black-founded and Black-led companies at the forefront of health care innovation.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed Diversity Administrators in Higher Education

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed Diversity Administrators in Higher Education

Taking on new roles as diversity officers are Charles E. Gibson III at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, Kendra N. Cadogan at the State University of New York-Oswego, Donyell Roseboro at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Keithen Mathis at Florida State University.

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

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. Bobby Berry has been named an assistant dean for diversity and outreach at Wichita State University, and Patricia Harris is a new senior director in the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

New Penn State Initiatives Aim to Boost Diversity in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

New Penn State Initiatives Aim to Boost Diversity in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Pennsylvania State University is undertaking multiple initiatives, including a collaboration with North Carolina A&T State University and the BRIDGE project, a new mentoring initiative for undergraduates who are from underrepresented minority groups or are first-generation college students.  

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

Taking on new roles as diversity officers are Cindy Crusto at the Yale School of Medicine, Melvin Beavers at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, Krishauna Hines-Gaither at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, and Sharon Perry-Fantini at Iowa State University.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Administrative Roles

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Administrative Roles

Rodman King has been named the next dean of institutional equity and inclusion at Connecticut College. Ivy Banks was appointed vice president for institutional diversity and inclusion at Xavier University, and Donald Mitchell, Jr. has been named the inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Molloy College.

Three African American Women Appointed to Higher Education Diversity Posts

Three African American Women Appointed to Higher Education Diversity Posts

Taking on new roles as diversity administrators are Tomicka Wagstaff at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Keisha Love at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, and Patricia Bradley at Towson University in Maryland.

Three African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Universities

Three African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Universities

Taking on new duties relating to diversity in higher education are Warren Anderson at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, Brandon Wolfe at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Darryl C. Mace at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Four African Americans Who Will Lead Diversity Efforts at Colleges and Universities

Four African Americans Who Will Lead Diversity Efforts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles relating to diversity are Crystal McCormick Ware at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Jason J. Dorsette at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon, Marsha McGriff at the University of Florida, and Andrea Cornett-Scott at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia.

Three Universities Have Announced the Hiring of African Americans to Diversity Positions

Three Universities Have Announced the Hiring of African Americans to Diversity Positions

Kevin Thomas is the inaugural vice dean for DEI at the Duke University School of Medicine. Tiffany Taylor Smith was named vice president for diversity and inclusion at the University of Dayton in Ohio and Kiwana McClung has been named interim chief diversity officer at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

University of Alabama's New Program Seeks to Increase Diversity in the Real Estate Industry

University of Alabama’s New Program Seeks to Increase Diversity in the Real Estate Industry

The Career Opportunities in Real Estate initiative is an eight-week online credentialing course consisting of eight modules featuring live and self-paced real estate career content, as well as professional development resources, soft skills training, and access to life coaching.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Hired as Diversity Administrators in Higher Education

Four African Americans Who Have Been Hired as Diversity Administrators in Higher Education

Taking on new roles related to diversity in higher education are Linwood B. Whitten at Alabama State University, Jerima DeWese at Queens College of the City University of New York, Aswad Allen at California State University, San Marcos, and Diane Forbes Berthoud at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Four Universities Announce the Hiring of African Americans to Diversity Positions

Four Universities Announce the Hiring of African Americans to Diversity Positions

Taking on new roles related to diversity are Fatimah Conley at the University of Delaware, Jackie Hunter at the University of Vermont, Donovan Roy at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Janice Hamlet at Northern Illinois University.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Named to University Diversity Positions

Four African Americans Who Have Been Named to University Diversity Positions

Taking on new roles as diversity officers are Anthony Jones at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, Shavonne Shorter at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Bruce King at Elmhurst University in Illinois, and Thomas Witherspoon at the University of Tampa in Florida.

Three Universities Announce the Appointments of African American Diversity Officers

Three Universities Announce the Appointments of African American Diversity Officers

Carl Hampton is the chief diversity officer at Governor State University in Illinois. Kristie A. Ford was named associate provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and Michael States was named associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Federal Judge Upholds Race-Sensitive Admissions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Federal Judge Upholds Race-Sensitive Admissions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

In 2014, the group Students for Fair Admissions filed a lawsuit alleging that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill unfairly uses race to give significant preference to underrepresented minority applicants to the detriment of White and Asian-American applicants, while ignoring race-neutral alternatives for achieving a diverse student body.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Diversity Posts

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Diversity Posts

The five African Americans taking on new diversity roles are G. Christopher Hunt at Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Randi Congleton at the University of Pittsburgh, Herman Gray at Wayne State University in Detroit, Natara Gray at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Jordan Brandt at the University of Kansas.

A Snapshot of African American Enrollments in Private K-12 Schools in the United States

A Snapshot of African American Enrollments in Private K-12 Schools in the United States

Of the more than 4.6 million students enrolled in private schools in the United States in 2019, 9.4 percent were Black or African American. Blacks made up a greater percentage of students in smaller private schools and in private schools in urban areas.

Two African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions

Two African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions

Tekita R. Bankhead has been named executive director for support programs in the Division of Access, Diversity, and Inclusion at Mississippi State University and Sonia Rucke was appointed the associate vice president of the department of inclusion and belonging at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles as diversity officers are Tacquice Wiggan Davis at the College of New Jersey, Phillip Cockrell at Cleveland Stae University in Ohio, Felysha Jenkins at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Nickey Woods at the University of Southern California School of Law, and Shawnboda Mead at the University of Mississippi.

Blacks More Likely to Take Advantage of Optional Test-Score Reporting During the Pandemic

Blacks More Likely to Take Advantage of Optional Test-Score Reporting During the Pandemic

Most colleges and universities were test-optional this past year due to the pandemic but some students still reported their scores. Only 31 percent of students from underrepresented minority groups reported test scores this past year, compared to 43 percent of all students who used the Common App.

Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Roles as University Diversity Officers

Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Roles as University Diversity Officers

The five African Americans who have been named to diversity positions are Sherrae Mack at Xavier University in Cincinnati, James Huguley at the University of Pittsburgh, Margie Gill at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, Renee Madison at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and Katrina Rugless at the University of Pikeville in Kentucky.

Foundation Offers Cash to African American College Graduates Who Teach in Colorado Schools

Foundation Offers Cash to African American College Graduates Who Teach in Colorado Schools

In an effort to encourage more African Americans to become teachers in the state, the Sachs Foundation in conjunction with Colorado College is offering African Americans who graduate from the college $10,000 for each of their first three years in the classroom if they become teachers in Colorado.

Survey Finds Widespread Student Support for Diversity Initiatives in Higher Education

Survey Finds Widespread Student Support for Diversity Initiatives in Higher Education

Nearly half of surveyed students believe that their school should require all students, faculty, and staff to participate in DEI training. An additional 46 percent of respondents believe that their schools should require all students to participate in a semester-long course on the history and root causes of the unequal distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges in society.