Three new associate vice presidents, Edmund T. Gordon, Angela Valenzuela and Wanda L. Nelson, have been appointed in the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) in the latest step toward enhancing and restructuring the university’s diversity and community engagement initiatives. Linda Millstone, who is associate vice president for institutional equity for the division, will continue in that position. Valenzuela, a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and director of the Texas Center for Education Policy, has been appointed associate vice president for school partnerships. Gordon, an associate professor of anthropology and director of the Center for African and African American Studies, has been appointed associate vice president for thematic initiatives and community engagement. Nelson, who has been an assistant vice president in Vincent’s office with responsibility for outreach centers, has been promoted to associate vice president for pre-college youth development and student diversity initiatives.
Assisting in this effort are Michele R. Guzmán and Leonard N. Moore. Guzmán, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education, was appointed assistant vice president for diversity education. Moore, an associate professor in the Department of History, was appointed assistant vice president for pre-college youth development and student diversity initiatives.
Additional appointments: Jennifer W. Maedgen was named assistant vice president and chief of staff; Sherri L. Sanders, formerly an associate dean of students, was appointed the deputy for strategic planning and policy; and Ge Chen, formerly an assistant dean of students and director of Academic Enrichment Services, was appointed the special assistant for assessment.