UNCW Names Chief Diversity Officer

Spotlight on Donyell Roseboro

Donyell Roseboro, Interim Chief Diversity Officer Institutional

DONYELL ROSEBORO was tapped to serve as UNCW’s chief diversity officer after serving as interim chief diversity officer since July 2020.

University of North Carolina Wilmington officials conducted a national search for the position and interviewed several candidates. 

“Given the comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion work currently in progress and the need for stability in the position, the chancellor extended an offer to Dr. Roseboro to continue in the … role,” says a university announcement.

“Dr. Roseboro is a proven leader who is dedicated to building, supporting, and cultivating an inclusive campus,” Chancellor JOSE SARTARELLI says. 

Under Roseboro’s leadership, UNCW launched several initiatives, including a new Bridge Program to give transitional support to college students from underrepresented populations, NextGen Post-Doctoral Fellowships for doctoral candidates who hope to join UNCW faculty, and the Diversity and Inclusion Fellows Program. 

She also oversaw major renovations of Centro Hispano and the Upperman African American Cultural Center and worked with the Chancellor’s Renewal and Change Accountability Committee that reviews the university’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Roseboro is a professor in UNCW’s department of instructional technology, foundations, and secondary education in the Watson College of Education.

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