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Dr. Altheia Richardson Appointed First CDO and VP for DEI and Belonging at Newberry College

Dr. Altheia Richardson will become the first chief diversity officer and vice president for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at Newberry College, effective mid-May, The Newberry Observer reported.Dr. Altheia RichardsonDr. Altheia Richardson

Richardson has previously been associate vice president for strategic diversity leadership at Clemson University. She is a member of the National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education, president of the association’s Carolinas chapter, and a founder of the Carolina Coalition chapter of the National Coalition Building Institute.

“Altheia is such a perfect fit for this position,” said Newberry President Dr. Maurice Scherrens. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience leading diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives in higher education. She has a proven track record as a collaborator with all campus stakeholders and as a strong leader.”

Richardson holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership and an MBA from Clemson, and a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of South Carolina.

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