Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Universities

Shay Malone was named assistant vice president of diversity and inclusion at Northwest Missouri State University. She was the director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and a diversity officer for the student affairs and academic support units at the University of South Carolina. Earlier in her career, Dr. Malone was assistant director of leadership development and intercultural affairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Dr. Malone holds a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in writing and a master’s degree in media communications with an emphasis in public relations from Webster University in Missouri. She earned a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Alabama.

Henry Evans is the inaugural associate dean for equity and outreach for the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University. Since 2016, Evans served as associate director of equity and inclusion at Idaho State University in Pocatello. In addition to his role as associate dean, he will also join the faculty of the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs as an associate professor.

Dr. Evans earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and master’s and doctoral degrees in political science at Idaho State University.

Keisha Jimmerson has been promoted to dean of students and diversity officer at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She has been on the staff at the university for 25 years. Most recently she served as associate dean of students for diversity, inclusion, and international student services.

Jimmerson holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and an MBA from Seton Hill University.

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