Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Roles in Higher Education Relating to Diversity

Tabbye M. Chavous was named the next vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at the University of Michigan. She is a faculty member in the School of Education and also in the psychology department of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Dr. Chavous also serves as the director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity and as associate vice president for research. She joined the faculty at the university in 1998.

Dr. Chavous holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in community psychology, all from the University of Virginia.

Catherine Chan was appointed assistant vice provost for high-impact practices in the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been serving as executive director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and chief institutional research officer at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.

Dr. Chan holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology and a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Wendy Smooth was promoted to senior vice provost for inclusive excellence at Ohio State University. She has been serving as associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Smooth is also a faculty member in the department of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

Dr. Smooth earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Xavier University of Louisiana. She holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees in government and politics as well as a certificate in women’s studies from the University of Maryland College Park.

Cheryl Nuñez has been named vice president for equity, inclusion, and diversity at the College of Wooster in Ohio. Previously, she was vice president for equity and inclusion at Olympic College, a community college serving approximately 8,500 students across three campuses in western Washington.

Nuñez earned a bachelor’s degree in English and American literature and language from Harvard University. She holds a master’s degree in educational foundations from the University of Cincinnati.

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