Four African Amerians Who Have Been Named to New Diversity Positions in Higher Education

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Baruch College of the City University of New York announced the appointment of Elliott Dawes as executive chief diversity officer, effective August 2. Dawes has been serving as the chief diversity officer for institutional equity and inclusion at Empire State College of the State University of New York System. Earlier, he was the director of The City University of New York Black Male Initiative. Dawes earned a bachelor’s degree in government and Africana studies from Cornell University Hew holds law degrees from New York University and Columbia University. Leah Cox was appointed vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since 2017, she has been serving as the inaugural vice president for inclusion and institutional equity at Towson University in Maryland. Earlier, Dr. Cox was at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia, where she served as special assistant to the president and chief diversity officer, Title IX coordinator, and campus ombudsman. Dr. Cox holds a bachelor’s degree from what is now McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, a master’s degree from the University of Arizona, and a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. Steven E....

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