Four African Americans Who Have Been Assigned Duties Relating to Diversity in Higher Education


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Bobbie Porter has been named first vice president and chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at California State University, Dominguez Hills. For the past four years, she has been the chief diversity officer and assistant vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at California State University, Fullerton. She will begin her new role on July 1. Dr. Porter holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Memphis. She also holds a master of public administration degree from Tennessee State University. Saint Rice was named assistant dean director of faculty, staff, and community engagement at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. In this role, Dr. Rice will implement and lead the diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan and initiative efforts.  He recently served as the director of the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Rice is a graduate of Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. He holds an educational doctorate from Maryville University in St. Louis. Kent Guion, professor of public health in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, was named...