Three African Americans Who Are Starting New Higher Education Roles Relating to Diversity

Adrienne Morgan has been named vice president for equity and inclusion and Richard Feldman Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Morgan has been serving as interim vice president and chief diversity officer since August 2022. She will also continue to serve as senior associate dean for equity and inclusion for the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the university. Dr. Morgan is an associate professor in the department of health humanities and bioethics at the Medical Center and an associate professor at the university’s Warner School of Education.

Professor Morgan received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a master’s degree in cross-disciplinary professional studies from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Rochester.

Algerian Hart was named director of inclusive engagement at Missouri State University in Springfield. He has been serving as interim chief diversity officer and assistant to the president at the university in Springfield. Dr. Hart previously worked at Western Illinois University, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Seattle Pacific University.

Dr. Hart is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, where he majored in sociology. He earned a master’s degree in recreation and leisure studies and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and administration from Washington State University.

Monica Smith was appointed associate vice president for equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging for the University of Wisconsin System. She was the vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Earlier, she was director of diversity and inclusion at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Smith holds a master of social work degree and a doctorate in clinical social work from the University of Pennsylvania.

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