A Trio of Women Appointed to New Positions as Diversity Officers

Jennifer Rosales was appointed vice president for inclusion and engaged learning and chief diversity officer at Barnard College in New York City. For the past two years, she has served as the inaugural executive director of the Center for Engaged Pedagogy at the college. Earlier, Dr. Rosales was the director of research and evaluation at the Center for Social Justice at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Rosales holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in media studies, all from the University of Southern California.

Trachette Jackson was named the inaugural assistant vice president for research for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the University of Michigan. She is a University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor and professor of mathematics at the university. Dr. Jackson has taught at the university since 2000.

Professor Jackson is a summa cum laude graduate of Arizona State University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Washington.

Risë Nelson will leave her role as director of the African American Cultural House to take the position as the inaugural director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Yale University Library. Before coming to Yale in 2015, Nelson was director of student success programs in the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives at Cornell University.

Nelson is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, where she majored in English and multiethnic American studies. She holds a master’s degree in higher and postsecondary education from Teachers College at Columbia University.

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