Pitt’s Pickett to join other college leaders on ‘anti-racism’ task force

Pitt’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion will join a cohort of university diversity and equity leaders working to develop anti-racism strategies for their campuses.

Clyde Pickett, who is also the second vice president and chair of the professional committee for the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, will chair the “Creating a Framework for Advancing Anti-Racism Strategy on Campus” task force for the organization.

According to a news release from the association, the task force will have an “accelerated timeframe” for developing this framework.

Others on the task force include:

  • Vernese Edgehill-Walden, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Northern Illinois University

  • James A. Felton III, vice president for inclusive excellence at the College of New Jersey 

  • David H. Garcia, assistant dean for health, equity and inclusion at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University

  • Amoaba Gooden, interim vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at Kent State University

  • Elizabeth F. Ortiz, vice president for institutional diversity and equity at DePaul University

  • Donald A. Outing, vice president for equity and community and university diversity and inclusion officer at Lehigh University

  • Kimberly A Truong, executive director of the justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion office at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston

  • Pamela Nolan Young, director of academic diversity and inclusion at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Tamara N. Stevenson, interim vice president of diversity, equity, & inclusion, chief diversity officer and associate professor of communication at Westminster College

Visit the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education website for more information.