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TaJuan Wilson Named Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UI Office of Strategic Communication | 4/15/2019

TaJuan Wilson, executive director of Student Programs and Diversity and assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, has been named the University of Iowa’s new associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion. He will begin on June 28.

Taylor Bestowed with Women of Influence Award

Associate Professor Janette Taylor, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, was recently recognized as a 2018 Woman of Influence by the Pi Kappa Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

According to the sorority, the award was created “to honor women who have shown a commitment to the progression of students, staff, and/or faculty of color … all-the-while exuding professionalism, excellence, and integrity.”

Celebrating Points of Pride

UI reflects on milestones in creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ community

By Sara Epstein Moninger | Iowa Now | 11/10/2016  

As Chanelle Thomas approaches the two-story white house nestled in the ravine southeast of the Field House, she cranes her neck, then lets out a short gasp.

“It’s gone,” she says, a smile spreading across her face. “It’s all gone.”

New Support Group Resource for UI African American Students

Starting this fall from September 7 through November 30, there is a new support group for African American students called Being Black at Iowa. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. at the Women's Resource & Action Center (WRAC), which is located at 230 N. Clinton Street in Iowa City. (Some of you will know this location as the old Bowman House.)