Three Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments Relating to Diversity

André L. Churchwell, a renowned cardiologist and health care leader, will step down as vice chancellor for outreach, inclusion, and belonging and chief diversity officer at Vanderbilt University effective June 30, 2023, and transition to a new role within the Office of the Chancellor as senior advisor on inclusion and community outreach.

Dr. Churchwell is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he majored in biomedical engineering. He earned his medical degree at Harvard University.

Chloe Poston has been promoted to vice president for culture, belonging, and strategic engagement at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Dr. Poston has served as associate vice president for strategic initiatives since 2021. The new role is an operational position that focuses on building internal partnerships with unit leads and diversity practitioners to further diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging programs at Dartmouth.

Dr. Poston is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University. She holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Ann Gakumo was named associate dean for inclusion and community impact at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, effective July 1. She is an associate professor and holds the Greer Glazer Endowed Chair in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the College of Nursing. Before joining the University of Cincinnati in 2021, Dr. Gakumo taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.

Dr. Gakumo is a graduate of Tuskegee University in Alabama, where she majored in nursing. She holds a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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