Placed Leaders

Rockell Brown Burton

Associate Dean of Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility

Syracuse University

Storbeck Search | Diversified Search Group partnered with Syracuse University’s Newhouse School to conduct a nationwide search that resulted in the appointment of Rockell Brown Burton as Associate Dean of Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility. 

Brown Burton is a two-time HBCU graduate with nearly 20 years of experience in higher education as both a faculty member and administrator. A self-described “serial collaborator,” she says she is committed to establishing pathways and pipelines for marginalized and underrepresented groups in the academy and beyond.

“I am beyond excited and thrilled to have the opportunity to join the world renowned Newhouse School of Public Communications,” Brown Burton says. “I am ecstatic to be joining the Newhouse faculty and staff—and the entire Syracuse University family—to move the needle forward and ensure there is inclusion, inclusivity, connection and community at Syracuse.”

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