Dr. Don C. Sawyer III was recently named the vice president for equity and inclusion at Quinnipiac University, the school announced.
Sawyer previously served as associate vice president for academic affairs and chief diversity officer at the university. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Hartwick College and both a master’s degree and doctorate from Syracuse University.
In his new role, he will establish diversity initiatives on campus including creating a conversational series, developing training for faculty and staff and establishing a program for new students to adjust to university life.
“I am honored to serve in this role, advancing diversity and inclusion proponents across the Quinnipiac community,” Sawyer said in a statement. “I cannot do this work alone, we all have a part to play in creating a campus environment that is conducive to the success of every member of Bobcat Nation. I look forward to partnering with the Quinnipiac community as we work to reach the goals stated in our visionary strategic plan.”