Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

Trent Ball has been promoted to associate vice president for equity and access at Southeast Missouri State University. He was the assistant vice president for academic diversity and outreach. Ball joined the staff at the university in 2008.

Ball is a graduate of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. He earned a master’s degree at Southeast Missouri State University.

Norma Holland has been named director of public relations and engagement for the Office of Equity and Inclusion at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry. Most recently, Holland was director of community development for Digital Hyve, a marketing agency specializing in online and social media brand development.

Holland earned a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Fatiah Touray was appointed senior director of inclusion and equity at the Abu Dhabi campus of New York University. She has been serving as the inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion and special assistant to the president at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.

Touray is a graduate of New York University, where she majored in journalism and Africana studies. She holds a master’s degree in education from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and a juris doctorate from the Howard University School of Law.

Karen Armstrong was named director of inclusion, equity, and diversity for Pennsylvania State University Outreach and Online Education. She has been serving as a career counselor and diversity programmer for the Penn State World Campus. She previously served as counselor coordinator at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Armstrong is a graduate of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where she majored in communication. She earned a master’s degree in mental health counseling at the Univerity of Bridgeport in Connecticut.

Stephany Rose Spaulding, associate professor and director of women’s and ethnic studies at the Univerity of Colorado, Colorado Springs, was appointed interim associate vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion. She joined the faculty at the university in 2010.

Dr. Spaulding is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, where she majored in English literature. She holds a master’s degree in English literature and a Ph.D. in American studies from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Kamille Dean was appointed director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Fordham Univerity Law School in New York. She was director of diversity and inclusion at St. John’s University Law School in Queens, New York.

Dean previously was a tenured faculty member at Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston.

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