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Diverse: Issues In Higher Education Highlights 25 outstanding women during Women’s History Month.

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Diverse: Issues In Higher Education highlights 25 outstanding women during Women’s History Month.

FAIRFAX, Va. — In honor of Women’s History Month, Diverse will publish its eleventh annual special report recognizing the contributions of women to higher education.

The March 3, 2022 edition will highlight 25 women who have made a difference in the academy by tackling some of higher education’s toughest challenges, exhibiting extraordinary leadership skills and making a positive difference in their respective communities. 

The 2022 class of leading women in higher education are (in alphabetical order):

1.    Ivy Banks, Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Xavier University (OH)
Amy Bokker, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, The Ohio State University
3.    Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, President, American Psychological Association
4.    Dr. Cheron Davis, Associate Professor of Reading Education, Florida A&M University
5.    Dr. La Quita Frederick, Faculty Director and Associate Professor of the Practice for the Sport Industry Management (SIM), Master         of Professional Studies (MPS) program, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
6.    Dr. Joy Gaston Gayles, President, Association for Study of Higher Education; Professor of Education, North Carolina State University
7.    Dr. NoĂ«l S. Harmon, President, Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
8.    Saray Lopez, Director, Office of Educational Equity, University of Phoenix
9.    Dr. Beverly Malone, President and CEO, National League for Nursing
10.  Crystal Rhae McCormick, Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer and Special Advisor to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,         Duquesne University
Dr. Cynthia McCurren, Dean & Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan-Flint
Dr. Catherine Millett, Senior Research Scientist, ETS
13.  Dr. Carlota Ocampo, Provost, Trinity Washington University
14.  Dr. Theresa A. Powell, Vice President for Student Affairs, Temple University
15.  Tondra Richardson, Director, Office of Educational Equity, University of Phoenix
Dr. Bettina C. Shuford, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tiffany Taylor Smith, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Dayton
18.  Dr. Amanda Stent, Director, Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence; Professor, Computer Science, Colby College
19.  Sonja O. Stills, Commissioner, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
20.  Dr. Carroll Ann Trotman, Dean, College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University
21.  Dr. Marissa Vasquez, Assistant Professor & Associate Director, Community College Equity Assessment Lab, San Diego State           University
Dr. Roberta Waite, Associate Dean of Community-Centered Health & Wellness and Academic Integration, Drexel University
23.  Dr. Lori S. White, President, DePauw University
Dr. Melva K. Williams, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Southern University at Shreveport
25.  Dr. Daria J. Willis, President, Howard Community College                                                                                                                                                                                 

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