A Trio of African Americans Appointed to Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Positions

Jeremi London has been named assistant provost of academic opportunity and belonging in the Office of Undergraduate Education at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. In this role, Dr. London will lead programs that broaden undergraduate students’ access to academic opportunities, such as the Posse Scholars Program, Summer Catalyst, and First-Generation student groups. She will also serve the School of Education as an associate professor of mechanical engineering. Dr. London comes to Vanderbilt University from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she served an associate professor of mechanical engineering.

Dr. London holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, a master’s degree in industrial engineering, and a Ph.D. in engineering education all from Purdue University in Indiana.

Pierre Morton has been appointed vice president of the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility at Pacific University Oregon. He most recently served as the first-ever chief diversity officer at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. Earlier in his career he held various positions at Yale University including assistant director of human resources and administration for the Yale Young Global Scholars Program and the Yale Young African Scholars Program.

Dr. Morton graduated from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in human resources management. He holds a master of business administration from the University of New Haven and a doctorate in higher education leadership and policy from Wilmington University in Delaware.

Chloe Poston has been selected as the next vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Davidson College in North Carolina. She currently serves as vice president for culture, belonging, and strategic engagement at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Dr. Poston has an academic background in chemistry, and previously served as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Poston earned her bachelor of science degree from Clark Atlanta University, a historically Black institution. She holds a doctoral degree in bio-analytical chemistry from Brown University in Rhode Island.

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