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Candler School of Theology Names Allison Henderson-Brooks Inaugural Director for Diversity

October 2020

Spelman alumnae Allison Henderson BrooksThe Candler School of Theology recently appointed Spelman alumna Allison Henderson-Brooks, C’2008, assistant director of student life for diversity, equity and inclusion.

The inaugural staff position was created in the Office of Student Life to address issues related to equity and inclusion.

In addition to this role, Henderson-Brooks will continue to serve as program coordinator for Candler’s Doctor of Ministry degree.

In her new role, Henderson-Brooks will serve as an advocate for students, reporting regularly to the Candler administration to highlight concerns and successes. She will meet with students both individually and in group settings to hear concerns and address issues of equity and inclusion.

As part of the OSL team, she will work to ensure that programs supporting academics, community and spiritual life, and professional development address the needs of a diverse student body.

On the Candler website, Henderson-Brooks shared her thoughts about her new role: “I am so excited to join the Office of Student Life in this new capacity, and I am thrilled to partner with my incredible colleagues to ensure that each student can thrive, learn, and contribute to the rich community of diversity at Candler with the assurance that the authenticity of their whole person is valued, honored, and respected.”

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