Taking on new administrative roles relating to diversity are Cynthia Pickett at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Monroe France at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and Tracie Ransom at Tulane Law School in New Orleans.
Randi Congleton was appointed chief diversity and inclusion officer at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, and David E. Jones is the new chief diversity officer at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.
Zebadiah Hall will be the first full-time vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Wyoming. Sandra Mitchell will become the inaugural senior diversity officer at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in St. Joseph, Minnesota, and Nicole Arleane Roberson is the new vice chancellor of diversity, equity, and inclusion and chief diversity officer at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Edward Antonio at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Jennifer Hamer at Pennsylvania State University, and Jeffrey Coleman at Framingham State University in Massachusetts.
Lynne M. Holden was named senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. Rana Johnson was appointed the inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at Kansas State University and Jenn Hunter was named chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for the Big 12 athletic conference.
Taking on new roles relating to diversity in higher education are Barbara Lofton of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Linwood B. Whitten at Cleveland State University, Shawna Nesbitt at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and Nicole Hodges Persley at the University of Kansas.
Yale Law School has announced the establishment of its Launchpad Scholars Program. The new program aims to help members of underrepresented or underserved communities navigate the law school application and admission process from start to finish.
The three African Americans appointed to diversity posts in higher education are Christopher Smith at the Arkansas College of Health Education in Fort Smith, Dana Murray Patterson at Wingate University in North Carolina, and Keisha Booker at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.
The new chief diversity officers are Natalie Page at St. Xavier University in Chicago, Khalilah Shabazz at Butler University in Indianapolis, and Courtney Howard at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.
Taking on the duties of chief diversity officer at their educational institutions are André L. Churchwell at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tiffany R. Hinton at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, and Kiwana McClung at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Do No Harm Medicine, headquartered in Glen Falls, Virginia, has filed a lawsuit in federal district court in New York, claiming the Breakthrough Fellowship Program of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is racially discriminatory.
Shannon Bradley is the chief diversity and inclusion officer for Keck Medicine at the University of Southern California. Perry Martin Jr. is the dean of diversity, equity, inclusion, and transformation at the University of West Los Angeles, and Damon L. Williams, Jr. is the new associate vice president in the Office for Institutional Diversity at the University of Kentucky.
For more than a half century, the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program has sought to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by funding fellowships through the National Academies. The program, that has supported more than 6,000 scholars, is now coming to an end.
Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Tony Boston at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Takiyah Nur Amin for the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design at Virginia Tech, and Barbara J. Lawrence at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
Richard Lowery, an associate professor of finance at the University of Texas at Austin has filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that a faculty fellowship aimed at increasing diversity discriminates against White and Asian men.
Taking on administrative positions relating to diversity are Alesia LeSane at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Carl Ervin at Western Illinois University, Renita Miller at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Michelle Santana at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania.
Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Tony Laing at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Nkenge Friday at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Jamila Jefferson-Jones at the University of Kansas School of Law.
Taking on new positions in higher education relating to diversity are Russell T. Griffin at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, Adrienne Morgan at the University of Rochester in New York, Karin Lee at the University of Alabama, and Kathy Goodridge-Purnell at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee.
The new diversity officers are Ufuoma C. Abiola at Princeton University Library, Donald Jaamal at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Karen Nelson at Herzig University in Milwaukee, and Pamela Ross-McClain at Delta College in Frankenlust Township, Michigan.
In academic radiology in 2019, Blacks were 3 percent of the assistant professors and 2 percent of the associate professors and full professors. The proportion of Black or African American department chairs was 5 percent in 2019. These percentages have not changed significantly since 2010.
The four new diversity officers are Jonathan Glenn at Alma College in Michigan, Joyce Sackey at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Algerian Hart at Missouri State University in Springfield, and Stephanie Potts at Danville Area Community College in Illinois.
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is creating a new leadership development program for nurses new in health care leadership and academic positions who are from groups historically underrepresented in nursing and/or those who support them.
Taking on new administrative positions relating to diversity are Tina Simpson at Tulane University in New Orleans, William Smith at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah, Greneda Johnson at the University of Arkansas School of Law, and J. Camille Hall at the University of Missouri Kansas City.
Those appointed to diversity pots are Malcolm Holmes at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Brianna Williams at Norfolk State Univerity in Virginia, and Alaina Macaulay at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The company's analysis finds that with current rates of change it would take about 70 years for all not-for-profit institutions to reflect underrepresented students fully in their incoming student population. For faculty, it would take more than 1,000 years at the current pace to reach parity for all not-for-profit institutions.
Jane Irungu is the inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Utah State University. Todd Manuel was appointed vice president of inclusion, civil rights & Title IX at Louisiana State University and Rochelle D. Smith has been selected as Saint Louis University’s next vice president for diversity and innovative community engagement.
Anya Dani was named director of community engagement and inclusive practice at the University of California, Los Angeles. Sean Bennett was named vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and Ken James is chief diversity officer at Muskegon Community College in Michigan.
Taking on new administrative duties relating to diversity are Frederick Wherry at Princeton University in New Jersey, Alex Wood at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, and Reginald Miles at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.
Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Darryl C. Mace at Alvernia College in Reading, Pennsylvania, Dominique A. Quarles at Georgia Southern University, Lydia Contreras at the University of Texas at Austin, Myron Burr at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, and Lakesha Butler at University of Florida Health.
Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Chyke A. Doubeni at Ohio State University, Sonel Shropshire at Delaware State University, Phyllis Esposito at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, Mark Black at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, and Sheila Lloyd at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Taking on new administrative responsibilities relating to diversity are Malika Carter at James Madson University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, E. Cheryl Ponder at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Tiffany Baffour at the University of Utah.
The University of Michigan is set to begin a multifaceted, years-long project to study, document, and better understand the university’s history with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion — with the history of race and racism as its first major focus.
Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Rockell Brown Burton at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in New York, Courtney Randall at the University of California, Davis, Rodney L. Parker at Loyola University Maryland, and Doris Fields at Eastern Michigan University.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is expanding its Penn Access Summer Scholars Program to include students from five historically Black educational institutions. The selective program provides two summers of research for undergraduates with a goal of preparing them to matriculate into medical school.
HBCU medical students interested in primary care sports medicine and/or orthopedic surgery will be selected by their respective schools to complete one-month clinical rotations with NFL clubs during the 2022 NFL season. Eight NFL teams each will host two medical students.
Taking on new administrative roles relating to diversity issues are Heather Moore Roberson at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Lonnie Thompson at Polk State College in Winter Haven, Florida, and Jamie Parson at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.