CLAS names 1st associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion

LAWRENCE – A new associate dean at the University of Kansas will oversee diversity, equity and inclusion programming and policies for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Jennifer Hamer, professor and chair of the Department of American Studies and professor of African & African-American studies, begins her appointment July 1.

“Jennifer possesses an ideal combination of research expertise and hands-on experience in developing environments of mutual respect and individual support. She will be a tremendous leader and advocate in the College and across campus,” said Carl Lejuez, dean of the College.

In this new role, Hamer will focus on strengthening retention of underrepresented…

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