Four African Americans Who Have Been Hired to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Chancey Page is the new assistant director and coordinator of diversity initiatives in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Before joining West Chester, he served as the interim assistant director of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the assistant director of campus life at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.

Page earned a bachelor’s degree in fashion design from Centenary University in Hackettstown, New Jersey. He holds a master’s degree in higher education leadership and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in higher education leadership from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania.

S. Brooke Vick was recently named the inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She has been serving as the chief diversity officer, associate provost for equity and inclusion, and associate professor of psychology at Muhlenberg College in Allentown Pennsylvania.

Dr. Vick holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Colorado College. She earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Donyale R. Padgett was appointed interim chief diversity officer at Wayne State University in Detroit. Professor Padgett has been a faculty member in the department of communication at the university since the fall of 2002.

Dr. Padgett holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a concentration in public relations and a master’s degree in organizational communication and public relations from Wayne State University. She earned a Ph.D. from Howard University in rhetoric and intercultural communication.

Laura Renée Chandler is the new associate provost and dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Dr. Chandler comes to Colby from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, where she was the inaugural vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Earlier, she was director of the Center for Diversity and Community at the University of South Dakota.

Dr. Chandler received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in history from Rice University in Houston.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Placed on Accreditation Probation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education stated that the university fell short in meeting requirements in financial planning and budget processes and compliance with laws, regulations, and commission policies.

Two Black Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Penelope Andrews was appointed the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School and Angela D. Dillard, the Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, was given the added duties of the inaugural vice provost for undergraduate education.

Tuskegee University Partners With Intel to Boost Black Presence in the Semiconductor Industry

Participating Tuskegee students will have a chance to gain hands-on skills in engineering design, semiconductor processing, and device fabrication technologies and an overall valuable experience working in the microelectronics cleanroom fabrication facility at Tuskegee University.

K.C. Mmeje Honored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Foundation

K.C. Mmeje is vice president for student affairs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The NASPA Pillars of the Profession Award acknowledges remarkable individuals within the student affairs and higher education community who demonstrate exceptional contributions to both the profession and the organization.

Featured Jobs