Carnegie Mellon University
August 22, 2018

Campbell Joins CMU as Executive Director for the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Mandi Semple
  • Student Affairs
  • 412-268-3437

Angela Campbell has joined Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion as its first executive director. She will provide critical leadership for the center's team and initiatives, and continue to build the innovative partnership between the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of the Vice Provost for Education.

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Angela Campbell

"As executive director, Angela provides critical leadership and strategic vision for the center's team and initiatives," said Interim Provost Laurie Weingart in a letter to the university community. "The center, which opened last August, offers resources to enhance an inclusive and transformative student experience in dimensions such as access, success, campus climate and intergroup dialogue - all at the heart of Carnegie Mellon's mission."

Campbell comes to CMU from Cabrini University, where she was assistant dean for the School of Education, assistant professor of education and inaugural co-director of the Center for Urban Education, Equity and Improvement.

"I have inherited an amazing opportunity to advance a forward-moving vision for the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion grounded in the principles of equity and diversity first laid through the groundbreaking work of the leaders and staff of the Carnegie Mellon Action Project (CMAP) and the Carnegie Mellon Resource Center (CMARC)," Campbell said. "The center now carries the torch of empowering students to thrive personally, socially and academically in ways that model and affirm human dignity within and across diverse social identities and affinity groups."

In her various roles, Campbell has led faculty development seminars on racial and ethnic identity development, micro-aggressions, racial and gender socialization and inter-cultural competency trainings. She has facilitated workshops on restorative justice, stereotype threat, inter-racial/ethnic healing, leading effective diversity and inclusion efforts, and women's leadership and empowerment.

Campbell earned her Ph.D. in urban education with an emphasis on the social context of education and gender identity development from Temple University. She developed an expertise in multicultural education, gender identity, and diversity and inclusion issues in higher education.

An active scholar, Campbell has presented papers at American Educational Research Association, Research on Women and Girls in Education, the University of Pennsylvania's Ethnography conferences and the International Urban Education Conference. She also published a book chapter in "Black Feminism in Education: Black Women Speak Back, Up, & Out" and co-authored a chapter on anti-racist service learning in Service-Learning Initiatives in Teacher Education Programs. She has written and presented on the #SayHerName campaign in efforts to advance human rights and liberation.