Two Candidates Selected to Serve as Fellows in NADOHE's
CONTACT: Debra S. Nolan, CAE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH PALM BEACH, FL. - The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) is pleased to announce the names of the two candidates who have been selected to participate in NADOHE's Chief Diversity Officer Fellows Program (CDOFP) for the 2016-2017 academic year. They are Amanda Kim, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to the President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, St Norbert College; and Taniecea Arceneaux Mallery, Ph.D., Director of Equity, Diversity, and Community Engagement, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
A professional leadership program of mentorship for new and early career Chief Diversity Officers, the goal of the one academic year CDOFP is to provide the Fellow with mentoring by a senior level CDO which includes guided professional development experiences. At the beginning of the pilot year, each Fellow will collaborate with her/his Mentor to develop a Diversity Officer Leadership Plan (DOLP), visit the CDO Mentor's campus, shadowing the Mentor, and learn about diversity issues, policies, procedures, politics and campus climate of the Mentor's institution, as well as the mentor's leadership style, strategies, successes and challenges. The Mentor will also visit the Fellow's campus to better understand the diversity issues and challenges facing the Fellow. Throughout the balance of the academic year, the CDO Mentor and Fellow will meet regularly via teleconference. The Fellow will serve on NADOHE's Conference Committee, as well as develop an individualized professional development project to be presented at the NADOHE Annual Conference. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, the CDO Fellow and the Mentor will each complete a program assessment and final report highlighting the learning and leadership experience, including a formative and summative evaluation of the structure and substance of the fellowship and recommendations that might benefit future CDOFP participants.
NADOHE President Benjamin D. Reese, Psy.D. notes "We are delighted to again offer this opportunity for an early career Chief Diversity Officer to obtain real time guidance and on the ground learning from a more senior colleague. The goal is to enhance the Fellow's professional knowledge and experience in order to stimulate strategic thinking and advance outcomes at their home institutions."
NADOHE serves as the preeminent voice for diversity officers in higher education. Its vision is to lead higher education towards inclusive excellence through institutional transformation. For more information about NADOHE, please call 561-472-8479 or visit www.nadohe.org.