Ann Lampkin-Williams, currently associate professor and director of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Madonna University, has been named assistant to the chancellor for multicultural affairs at UM-Dearborn
June 14, 2010
DEARBORN / June 15, 2010---Ann Lampkin-Williams, currently associate professor and director of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Madonna University, has been named assistant to the chancellor for multicultural affairs at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
In her new role at UM-Dearborn, Lampkin-Williams will be responsible for assisting Chancellor Daniel Little and the campus’s senior officers with accomplishing the academic mission of the university by building a diverse and inclusive campus community and providing effective and encouraging educational environments for all students. This position will work closely with Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management and Student Life, Human Resources and Institutional Equity to advance the university’s commitment to diversity while at the same time advancing the university’s Metropolitan Vision of addressing discrimination.
“The creation of this position will transform how diversity is incorporated into the culture of the UM-Dearborn,” Little said. “This role at UM-Dearborn will be rooted in education which will allow the campus community to use diversity as a tool to not only improve its understanding of others but also lead to positive, lasting change in southeastern Michigan.”
“I welcome the opportunity to join the University of Michigan-Dearborn team and to be a part of the institution's commitment to cultivating a campus climate of inclusion for faculty, staff and students," said Lampkin-Williams.
Lampkin-Williams has served in her role at Madonna University since 2008, leading numerous diversity, student success and faculty/staff development initiatives. Previously, she served as an assistant professor and coordinator of the Center for First Year Programs within the Student Affairs and Social Work and Human Services Divisions at the University of Illinois at Springfield. She also previously taught at the University of Detroit Mercy, Grand Valley State University and Georgia State University.
Lampkin-Williams earned her master’s degree at Indiana University’s School of Social Work and her Ph.D. in social work, at Clark Atlanta University’s Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work.
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