Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Paulina Mena has been appointed as faculty fellow for diversity and inclusion at Central College in Pella, Iowa. She is an associate professor of biology at the college. She joined the faculty at the college in 2009. Her research focuses on understanding how organisms adapt to their environment and what role their chromosomal architecture plays in that process.

Dr. Mena is a graduate of the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso in Chile. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

Fatimah Conley is the new vice president of institutional equity and chief diversity officer at the University of Delaware. Since October 2020, she has been the acting chief diversity office at the university. She joined the university in 2015 as a staff member in the Office of the General Counsel.

Conley is a graduate of Fairleigh-Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. She holds a law degree from Tulane University in New Orleans and is currently pursuing an MBA at the Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware.

Jackie Hunter was named senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer for the University of Vermont Health Network. She has been serving as the leader of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for Banner Health in Arizona.

Dr. Hunter is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She earned a doctor of chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. She then became a doctor of naturopathic medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Hunter also holds a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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