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Emory University hires first chief diversity officer for August 2019

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Emory University hires first chief diversity officer for August 2019

Carol Henderson. Photo provided by Emory University
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Emory University recently announced that Carol Henderson will be the university’s first chief diversity officer, starting her position on August 1, 2019.

Her current position, leading up to being hired at Emory, is vice provost for diversity at the University of Delaware. In addition, part of her new title at Emory includes serving as vice provost for diversity and inclusion as well as an advisor to the president.

“Carol Henderson is a widely recognized leader in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in academia, and in communicating a deeper understanding of what it means to embrace these values,” Emory University President Claire E. Sterk said in a recent press release. “Her insight, inspiration and vision will reinforce our history and strong foundation in these areas and provide a springboard for our future.”

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