Dr. Shawna Patterson-Stephens Named Central Michigan University’s Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Dr. Shawna Patterson-Stephens will be the next vice president and chief diversity officer at Central Michigan University, effective June 1, Central Michigan Life reported.

Dr. Shawna Patterson-StephensDr. Shawna Patterson-Stephens

Currently, she is associate vice chancellor of student affairs and director of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has also held leadership roles at the University of Pennsylvania and the Davis Intercultural Center at Williams College.

Patterson-Stephens holds a bachelor’s degree from CMU, a master’s degree in student affairs administration from Michigan State University and a doctorate in higher education from Florida State University.