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.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Black Film Project and Film Studies Fellowships Established at Harvard University

Henry Louis Gates Jr., professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, will direct the newly established Black Film Project, an initiative aiming to support independent films focusing on Black history and culture.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Yale Library Acquires Digital Collection of Langston Hughes Papers

In a recent December upload, the Yale University Library added a collection of papers from Black poet Langston Hughes to the school's online archive. The collection contains correspondence between Hughes and other authors and civil rights activists of his time.

Academic Fields Where Blacks Earned Few or No Doctoral Degrees in 2022

In 2022, African Americans earned 1.2 percent of all mathematics and statistics doctorates, 1.2 percent of all doctorates in computer science, 1.7 percent of all doctorates in chemistry, and only 1.7 percent of all doctorates awarded in engineering disciplines.

Featured Jobs