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New Nonprofit Launched to Address Gaps in Educational Leadership

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Education Week has reported that only around 3% of American K-12 superintendents are women of color while 54% of students nationwide are diverse. The diversity of the educator leadership workforce has not kept pace with the growing diversity of our classrooms, and this presents an array of challenges, including a lack of representation.

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Dr. Joy Gaston Gayles Appointed Head of NC State College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Joy Gaston Gayles will become head of the NC State College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (ELPHD), effective Jul.

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ANTHONY E. JONES

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in art and information systems from Mount Union College, now the University of Mount Union, as well as a master’s in student personnel and a doctoral degree in educational leadership and policy studies, both from Eastern Kentucky University.

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VICKY WOOD

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Wood holds an associate degree in business from Marion Technical College, a bachelor’s degree in business education from Ashland University, a master’s in education from Bowling Green State University, and a doctorate in higher education leadership from The University of Toledo.

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KRISTEN MILLER

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and English from Sonoma State University in California, a master’s in education and education leadership from the University of New England in Maine, and a doctorate in higher education leadership from Capella University in Minnesota.

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Cruzado Wins 2024 Council of Fellows Mentor Award

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Waded Cruzado The annual award acknowledges the role mentors play in the success of participants in the ACE Fellows Program, which was established in 1965 to help prepare faculty and administrators for senior positions in higher education leadership. She served twice on the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development.

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ANDY BOWNE

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Bowne holds a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning as well as master’s and doctorate degrees in educational leadership from Western Michigan University. He served as president of Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.