Vice Chancellor of Workforce Strategy, Equity & Engagement Felicia A. Washington, J.D., announced that effective Aug. 1, Dr. G. Rumay Alexander will be filling the vacant position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion following a University-wide search.

Dr. G. Rumay Alexander

“Rumay’s leadership in diversity and inclusion at UNC-Chapel Hill is well-known across campus,” Washington said. “I am excited about what lies ahead for diversity and inclusion at Carolina.”

Dr. Alexander has been serving as Special Assistant to the Chancellor since January 2016 and as Interim Chief Diversity Officer since July 2016. She is also the chair of the Faculty Committee on Community and Diversity, and has been on faculty at the School of Nursing since 2003. Her career spans more than 21 years in the areas of public policy, advocacy, teaching, and health careers development with an emphasis on cultural diversity.

In addition to her faculty position, Dr. Alexander has held a secondary appointment as director of the Office of Inclusive Excellence in the School of Nursing for 13 years, and she has also provided leadership and resources in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School of Dentistry. Her compelling record of advocacy for equity and inclusion and demonstrated record of implementing transformative inclusion practices is also recognized nationally, as she is president-elect of the National League for Nursing.

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