Two new diversity fellows for Academic Affairs have been announced by Provost Jane Fernandes. Dr. Carolyn McCaskill, '77 & and Dr. Jane Norman, '68 will share responsibilities in the role which was held until recently by Dr. MJ Bienvenu, '74 & G-'83, who decided to relinquish the role to focus on other important priorities, according to Dr. Fernandes.
McCaskill, a faculty member in the Department of ASL and Deaf Studies, has been employed at Gallaudet for 21 years in roles that include coordinator of minority achievement and multicultural programs at the Clerc Center. Norman, who has 26 years of professional experience at Gallaudet, is a faculty member in the Department of Communication Studies. She has served in numerous leadership positions including membership on the former Diversity Council.
McCaskill and Norman join the other diversity fellows, Leslie Page and Jeffrey Hardison, G-'92. Together they will work this year to develop implementation plans for the University's two strategic goals [#1 and #5] that articulate Gallaudet's commitment to become a model of what it is to be an inclusive deaf university.
Posted: 6 Oct 2005