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Diversity Week | Moving Beyond Campus Statements | Virtual Event


Oct 18, 2021 03:20 PM

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Andy Vaughn
President @Alliant International University
Andy Vaughn is the President and CEO of the Alliant University System. With over 20 years of experience in higher education, he is passionate about student success and celebrating mission-driven education that provides value to students. Originally from Bellevue, Nebraska, he completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska; a master’s degree in education at National University; and is completing a doctorate in organizational leadership at the University of Southern California (USC).
Ricky Shabazz, Ed.D
President @San Diego City College
Dr. Ricky Shabazz is an enthusiastic, student-centered leader with over 20 years of executive experience advancing academic achievement, educational equity, diversity, and improving access to higher education. He is an effective public speaker and team builder with an accomplished track record developing collaborative partnerships that improve student success. He specializes in enrollment management and cultivating institutional policies, processes, and culture that provide personalized student experiences and improves student outcomes. Dr. Shabazz's demonstrated strengths include using data informed decisions to lead high impact models of practice, promoting innovative solutions that stimulate inclusive dialogue amongst all stakeholders, and being a passionate lifelong learner who is absolutely committed to the mission of community colleges to educate a diverse community of learners.
Keyah Levy
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion @Simpson College
Keyah Levy is a native of Waterloo Iowa. She holds a bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Health Education with a certificate in Global Health and Health Disparities. Keyah recently began her second year of a three-year program as a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse in the Student Affairs Administration and Leadership program. In her most recent role, she served as director of the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Multicultural Education and Gender & Sexuality Services for over three and a half years. There she created and implemented impactful programs, services and policies targeted toward addressing systemic barriers and educating students, staff and faculty while, celebrating and empowering racially/ethnically minoritized populations. She currently serves at the inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Simpson College in Indianola Iowa.
Jean Maierhofer
Associate Vice President of Equity & Inclusion @Hennepin Technical College
As Associate Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at Hennepin Technical College, Jean Maierhofer provides strategic leadership for college-wide goals to increase employee and student diversity, student success and completion rates, and campus diversity climate. Jean believes in creating exemplary environments of inclusion through an intersectional approach that brings underrepresented voices and identities to the forefront. Jean’s expertise includes strategic diversity planning, facilitating dialogue on equity and inclusion, and engaging with community partners. Jean has 20 years of experience in higher education, including 12 years in the Minnesota State system. Jean holds a Master of Education in Elementary Education, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Oberlin College.
Amoaba Gooden, Ph.D
Vice President for DEI @Kent State University
Amoaba Gooden, Ph.D. is the Vice President for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She previously served as the chairperson of the Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University for nine years. Gooden’s collegiate journey started at the University Guelph in Toronto, Ontario, where she received her bachelor’s and a master’s degree in history. Shortly thereafter she earned another M.A. in African American Studies, a certificate in Women Studies and her Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University. Since then, Gooden has used higher education as a pathway to drive community mobilization and change for racialized and underserved populations.