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Alumna Named First Vice Chancellor of Diversity at University of Mississippi

January 2017

Spelman Alumnae Katrina CaldwellThe University of Mississippi has selected Katrina M. Caldwell, Ph.D., C’92, as its first vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement, effective Jan. 1.

According to the press announcement, Dr. Caldwell, who previously served as the assistant vice president for diversity and equity at Northern Illinois University, is widely recognized in the field of diversity and inclusion in higher education, with a track record of more than 20 years of successful strategic planning and implementation of diversity and engagement programs.

She is a recipient of the Diversity/MBA magazine’s Top 100 under 50 Emerging and Executive Leaders Award and the White House’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

“I was both humbled and excited when I learned that I was being offered the job,” said Caldwell. “It’s an opportunity for me to return home and to contribute to the significant legacy of providing a quality education and transformative experience for students at the University of Mississippi.” 

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