Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Elaina Sutley, an associate professor of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering, has been named associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas. Dr. Sutley joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 2015 and conducts research on structures with an emphasis on disaster resilience and recovery.

Dr. Sutley earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Alabama and a doctorate in civil engineering from Colorado State University.

Tashiana Bryant-Myrick has been named director of the Center for Inclusion & Diversity at the California Institute of Technology. Most recently, she served as the interim senior coordinator for the Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, after working as the coordinator for the African American Student Center for a number of years.

Dr. Bryant-Myrick, a native of Long Beach, California, received a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She earned a master’s degree in higher education from California State University, Fullerton and a doctorate in educational leadership from California State University, Long Beach.

Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo was named vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, effective August 30. She has been serving as an associate professor in the department of English and a faculty affiliate with the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, the Program in Latinx Studies, and the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt.

Dr. Nwankwo earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She holds a Ph.D. in English with certificates in Latin American Studies and African & African American Studies from Duke University.

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