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

G. Christopher Hunt is the new vice president and dean for equity and inclusion at Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He was the assistant vice president and dean of students at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Hunt holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in educational administration and leadership studies from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a master’s degree in administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Randi Congleton has been named assistant vice chancellor for equity and inclusion at the University of Pittsburgh. She will join the university in November. She has been serving as the vice president for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Chatham University in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Congleton earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and extension education from Pennsylvania State University. She holds a master’s degree in community services from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in education and organizational leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Herman Gray, chair of the Wayne State University department of pediatrics has been appointed interim vice dean of the School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Gray is the former president and chief executive officer of the Detroit Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Dr. Gray earned his medical doctorate at the University of Michigan. He holds an MBA from the University of Tennessee.

Natara Gray is the inaugural assistant dean of admissions, diversity, and inclusion recruitment at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Most recently, she served as director of undergraduate admissions and diversity outreach at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Gray is a graduate of Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in higher education administration at Northeastern University in Boston.

Jordan Brandt is the new interim director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Kansas, where she will oversee student equity and inclusion efforts. She has been serving as the assistant director of the Academic Retention and Engagement Center at the university.

Brandt holds a bachelor’s degree in health and physiology from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Kansas.


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