On August 1, 2002, scholar, teacher, author, administrator and race relations expert, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum became the ninth president of Spelman College. She set an expectation that Spelman College would be recognized as one of the finest liberal arts colleges in the country — a place where young women of African descent could say, “This place was built for me, and it is nothing less than the best!” Spelman is now widely recognized as one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the nation.
Vernon A. Wall has accumulated over 30 years of professional Student Affairs experience at Iowa State University, the University of Georgia, UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Chapel Hill. He has experience in Greek life, new student orientation, student activities, leadership development, global education and university housing. Vernon currently lives in Washington, DC where he serves as the Director of Business Development for LeaderShape, Inc.
Alyssa N. Rockenbach is a Professor of Higher Education at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on the impact of college on students, with particular attention to spiritual development, religious and worldview diversity in colleges and universities, campus climate, community service engagement, and gendered dimensions of the college student experience.
Samuel D. Museus is Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington and Founding Director of the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Project. Prior to joining Indiana University, he taught Asian American Studies and Higher Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston and was a faculty member in Higher Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the University of Denver.
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