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

Thiadora Pina, a clinical professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law in California, has been given the added duties of senior director for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the law school. Prior to coming to Santa Clara Law, Professor Pina practiced civil litigation for over 11 years, concentrating on insurance, healthcare, and personal bankruptcy law.

A native of Boston, Professor Pina is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts. She earned a juris doctorate at Boston University.

Kendra Jason was appointed executive fellow for strategic initiatives in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She had been serving as the inaugural race and social justice advocate for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the university. An associate professor of sociology at the university, she holds faculty affiliate roles in the departments of sociology and organizational science, Africana studies, gerontology, and public health sciences.

Dr. Jason is a graduate of Augusta University in Georgia. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from North Carolina State University.

Chanelle Whittaker is the new vice president for equity, culture, and talent at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland. She was the associate vice chancellor for human resources for the Los Rios Community College District in California.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a juris doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York.

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