Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Anthony Brown is the new vice president for Equal Opportunity and Title IX at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Brown comes to Dartmouth from the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, where he served as executive chief diversity officer and special assistant to the president since 2019.

Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Michigan State University He holds a master’s of public policy degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and a juris doctorate from the University of California Hastings College of Law.

Romona West was appointed assistant dean of inclusive excellence and strategic initiatives for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. She will continue in her role as the inaugural and chief academic diversity officer for the college. Prior to joining Fulbright College in 2019 as director of diversity initiatives, West was the assistant director of graduate recruitment and outreach for the Graduate School and International Education at the university.

West holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on accounting and a juris doctorate from the University of Arkansas.

Kellie McCants-Price is the new chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. She has served in the role on an interim basis since August 2021. Dr. McCants-Price has been on the staff at the college since 2014.

Dr. McCants-Price is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in psychology from Ohio State University.

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