Sawyer promoted to vice president of equity and inclusion
September 09, 2019
September 09, 2019
Sawyer is a 20-year veteran of higher education, having served as a faculty member in sociology, and in administrative roles in residential life, admissions, fraternity and sorority affairs, student activities, experiential learning, student leadership and STEM retention.
In his faculty role, Sawyer’s research interests blend critical race theory with the education of marginalized groups, prisoner reentry, hip-hop culture, international program development and youth literacy. Among other courses, he has taught Sociology of Race, Social Research Methods, and Sociology of Hip-Hop Culture.
Sawyer’s work as vice president for equity and inclusion is critical to realization of the strategic plan for the University of The Future, and specifically related to the second pillar advancing inclusive excellence.
Don has identified the following priorities in his expanded role:
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