Four African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Kerri Alexander was chosen to serve as assistant vice president of student affairs and chief inclusion officer at Xavier University in New Orleans. Alexander joins the institution after having served as Director of Discipleship and Christian Education at Kingdom Fellowship A.M.E. Church. She has also served as an education and public history fellow at the National Women’s History Museum.

Alexander received a bachelor’s degree in arts administration from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York. She holds a master’s degree in theological studies from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey and has completed her coursework towards a Ph.D. in history from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Shontay Delalue was appointed senior vice president and senior diversity officer at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, effective July 1. Currently, she serves as vice president for institutional equity and diversity at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Delalue joined Brown in 2013, after serving as director of the Intercultural Center at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

Dr. Delalue holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s of education from the University of Maine. She earned a Ph.D. in education through a joint program at the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College.

Cammie Jones has been hired as executive director of community engagement and inclusion at Barnard College in New York City. She was the associate dean of experiential learning and civic engagement at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

A native of Dallas, Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from Louisiana State University.

Eunice Tarver was promoted to vice president of student success and equity at Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma. She had been serving as provost and assistant vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the college’s Northeast Campus. She joined the staff at the college in 2010.

Tarver earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University. She holds a master’s degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma. Tarver is currently working to complete a Ph.D. in the social foundations of education from Oklahoma State University.

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