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

Laura Rugless was promoted to vice president for civil rights and Title IX education at Michigan State University. In this role, she will oversee the Office of Institutional Equity. Most recently, she served as the associate vice president for the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at the university. Earlier in her career, she was the executive director of equity and access services and Title IX coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Rugless earned a bachelor’s degree and juris doctorate from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Kellie McCants-Price is the new chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. She has served in the role on an interim basis since August 2021. Dr. McCants-Price has been on the staff at the college since 2014.

Dr. McCants-Price is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in psychology from Ohio State University.

Sheree M. Ohen is the new chief equity and inclusion officer at Amherst College in Massachusetts. She most recently served as associate dean for equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging for Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Prior to her tenure at Harvard, she served as the chief officer of diversity and inclusion at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Ohen earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a law degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law.

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