PHOTO: New Oregon State University chief diversity officer Charlene Alexander received newspaper coverage in article by Staff, "Alexander named OSU's chief diversity officer -- Oregon State University hires new diversity officer," Mid-Valley Sunday Gazette-Times, Apr. 2, 2017, p. A1, A9 gazettetimes.com posted online as "OSU hires new diversity officer" Apr. 1, 2017 and the OSU student newspaper story Courtesy of OSU News and Communication Press Release, "Charlene Alexander appointed OSU Chief Diversity Officer," OSU Barometer, Apr. 3, 2017, p. 1.
PHOTO: See previous post Affirmative action bake sale at OSU ignores business case for diversity (3/14/17) to read an ADA accessible text copy of my letter, published by the student newspaper, in reaction to the OSU students who joined the national college protests against "affirmative action" by holding a bake sale that used reverse discrimination to determine what price they charged people. Or see the online cloud version of the student newspaper Thomas Kraemer, "Diversity is necessary," OSU Barometer, Mar. 13, 2017, p. 14 (issuu.com version), which ironically is not accessible to students who are low vision or blind because it was not also posted online in an HTML text format as has been always done in the past. I contacted the student editor who was unaware of this problem.
"Oregon State University has named Charlene Alexander its chief diversity officer.
"Alexander, who also will hold vice president status, comes to OSU from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where she served for the past four years as associate provost for diversity and director of the university's diversity office. A 20-year faculty member and administrator at Ball State, she starts work in Corvallis on June 30.
"Alexander's OSU responsibilities include guiding institutional diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice throughout the university. She replaces Angela Batista, who had served in the position on an interim basis since Feb. 1, 2016. Batista will resume her previous role of associate provost for student affairs and dean of student life."
(Quoted from Staff, "Alexander named OSU's chief diversity officer -Oregon State University hires new diversity officer," Sunday Gazette-Times, Apr. 2, 2017, p. A1, A9 gazettetimes.com posted online as "OSU hires new diversity officer" Apr. 1, 2017)
It will be interesting to see if the new director will restore some of the LGBTQII+ programs and staff, or keep it combined with other functions.
Of related interest, see in the latest print edition of the student newspaper the story by Jaya Black-Lazo, "Fighting for social justice," OSU Barometer, Apr. 3, 2017, p. 7-8 , which says, "Community Relations Facilitators work to foster dialogue, promote inclusivity in residence halls."