OCU Tags Diversity Officer

Carroll Named Vice President At University

Dr. Talia Carroll

Dr.Talia Carroll has been named as Oklahoma City University’s vice president of diversity and inclusion.

She will begin working at OCU on June 1.

“With more than a decade of experience across numerous functional areas, Dr. Carroll has dedicated much of her career to improving the academic and social support offered to historically marginalized and underserved populations, “ a statement said, “with special attention devoted to enhancing campus climates and experiences for all students, faculty and staff.”

She will work to implement diversity programs at the university, the statement pointed out, “and will also identify and build new community engagement opportunities.”

“I look forward to her work with our students, faculty, staff and community as we expand our diversity and inclusion initiatives,” commented Martha Burger, president of OCU.

“Dr. Carroll’s extensive experience and example of servant leadership will add to OCU’s strengths.”

Dr. Carroll is now director of the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center and an adjunct faculty member in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership Program at the University of Colorado.

As director of the Garvey Center Dr. Carroll works to support students.

Also, she is a diversity consultant for faculty and staff at the university.

In addition, she co-leads the National Interfaith Youth Corps.

Last month, she made a presentation at the American Colleges and Universities Diversity, Equity and Student Success Conference, during which she highlighted the importance of equity-minded syllabi as artifacts to support students in the classroom.

Dr. Carroll is a member of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and the Association for Students of Higher Education.

She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree and received a master of education degree from the University of Oklahoma, and received a doctor of philosophy degree from Pennsylvania State University.

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