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

Crystal McCormick Ware was appointed the inaugural chief diversity officer and senior advisor to the president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, effective January 5. She has been serving as director of diversity and inclusion initiatives for the University of Pittsburgh library system.

McCormick Ware holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Duquesne University.

Jason J. Dorsette has been named executive director of equity, diversity, and inclusion at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon. Dorsette, who has been serving as the associate director of the Educational Opportunities Program at Oregon State University, will begin his new position on January 10.

Dorsette received a bachelor’s degree in history and middle-grade education, and a master’s degree in public policy and administration from North Carolina Central University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in educational policy and equity at Oregon State University.

Marsha McGriff was named senior adviser to the president and chief diversity officer at the Univerity of Florida. She has been serving as associate vice president for inclusive excellence at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Earlier in her career, Dr. McGrif was director of student services and admissions at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Dr. McGriff holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tuskegee University in Alabama. She earned a doctorate in education in interdisciplinary leadership from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Andrea Cornett-Scott is the inaugural chief diversity officer at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia. She has been on the staff at the university for 25 years.

Rev. Cornett-Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Morris Brown College in Atlanta. She earned a master of divinity degree from Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio.

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