Storbeck Search | Diversified Search Group partnered with Haverford College to conduct a nationwide search that resulted in the appointment of Thelathia “Nikki” Young as Vice President for Institutional Equity and Access.
Young comes to Haverford from Bucknell University, where she has served as associate provost for equity and inclusive excellence since 2020 and has taught in both the women’s and gender studies and religion departments since 2011. In her role in the provost’s office, she has reimagined and restructured diversity, equity, and inclusion work on Bucknell’s campus, creating and supporting DEI councils across nine divisions and three colleges. She supervised the Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives and Culture, the Office of Accessibility Resources, the Office of Civic Engagement, and the Teaching and Learning Center. She also developed the Transforming Community Initiative, a multi-element university initiative bridging scholarship, classroom efforts, and community engagement with DEI foundations.
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