A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Belinda ’Otukolo Saltiban has been appointed associate vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Since 2018, she has served as chief inclusion and diversity officer at Utah Valley University in Orem. Earlier, she was director of the Office for Inclusive Excellence at the University of Utah from 2013 to 2018.

Dr. Saltiban holds bachelor’s degrees in human development and sociology, a master of social work degree, and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Utah.

Rachael Blansett was named diversity and inclusion fellow in a joint effort by Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, and the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. She was the resident director for a residential community of over 600 students and the Asian Pacific American Theme House at the University of California, Berkeley.

Blansett is a graduate of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, where she majored in communications and an emphasis in journalism. She holds a master’s degree in higher education student affairs from Iowa State University.

Dania Matos has agreed to serve as vice chancellor for equity and inclusion at the University of California, Berkeley. She will take office on August 16. Matos was the inaugural associate chancellor and chief diversity officer at the University of California, Merced. Earlier, she served as the inaugural deputy chief diversity officer at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Matos earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a juris doctor from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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