Three African Americans Taking on Diversity Roles at State Universites

Malcolm Holmes will join Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication to serve as its executive director of strategic initiatives and diversity. Holmes was most recently the director of university marketing and brand manager at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Holmes is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where he majored in mass communications. He holds a master’s degree in media and communications from Norfolk State University in Virginia.

Brianna Williams has been appointed assistant vice president for access and equal opportunity at Norfolk State University in Virginia, effective August 10. She has been serving as an equal opportunity officer at North Carolina State University.

Originally from Florida, Williams received a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of South Florida. She earned a juris doctorate from the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University College of Law.

Alaina Macaulay was named senior director for inclusion and strategic engagement in the Office of Equity and Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She was the director of diversity and inclusion for the Isenberg School of Management at the university.

Macaulay holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a master’s degree in sports management from Western Illinois University.

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