Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn stated that the new initiative was put in place so that all campuses in the system “reflect a culture that values diversity and inclusivity in all its forms.”
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The new appointees are Cinda Scott at the Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies, Clyde Doughty Jr. at Bowie State University, and Mandara Savage at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
Dr. Gibson has been serving as a professor of communications studies at the University of Northern Iowa. She served as executive vice president and provost at the university until June of this year. She begins her new job on January 5.
Allison Joseph of Southern Illinois University received the Paladin Award from the literary journal Rhino Poetry and Velma McBride Murry of Vanderbilt University was honored by the Society of Prevention Research.
The incident prompted a Black student leader to write a letter to the editor of the student newspaper on campus saying that African American students on campus “experienced more pure, unadulterated racism in one semester” than in several previous years combined.
Jacqueline Agesa, Derrick Williams, Akel Ismail Kahera, and Lee D. Walker are all assuming new duties.
Under the five-year agreement, the two universities will provide cultural, educational, research, and exchange opportunities for students and faculty at each institution.
African Americans make up 35 percent of the first-year class at the university.
Keri Young, Robert Pompey and Edward Summers are assuming new duties.
A paid internship at the Illinois General Assembly has been established in honor of Alexander Lane.