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Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity and Equity

Dear Members of the Williams Community,

I’m writing to share news about the position of Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity and Equity. It is with great pleasure that I report that Ngonidzashe Munemo, Associate Professor of Political Science, has agreed to serve another term as associate dean. For the fall 2019 semester, he will return to the faculty and take an overdue sabbatical to pursue a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation-funded curricular and pedagogical innovation residency at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and work on a couple of book projects. During that period, Carl W. Vogt ’58 Professor of History Carmen Whalen will serve as Interim Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity and Equity. Professor Whalen has been a member of the faculty since 2001 and is a core faculty member of the LATS program. Professor Whalen comes to this role with experience, having previously served as associate dean in the office for three years between 2010-2013; we are pleased to have her serve once again.

all best,

Leticia Haynes

Leticia Smith-Evans Haynes, Ph.D.
Vice President
Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity
Williams College | Williamstown, MA
(P) 413.597.4376

Ngonidzashe Munemo has been doing an amazing job for the last few years with regard to diversity and the Williams faculty! Look how happy and productive the faculty have been recently . . . He deserves a re-appointment, a sabbatical and a raise!

Carmen Whalen did just as well during her previous service. Indeed, faculty diversity (and comity) are thriving at Williams!

Kudos to Leticia Smith-Evans Haynes and her team.

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3 Comments To "Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity and Equity"

#1 Comment By Current Student On May 9, 2019 @ 10:08 am

Sarcasm, I’m guessing? If not, check the front page of the Record.

#2 Comment By Dal On May 9, 2019 @ 11:37 am

One of the most problematic aspects of the diversity industrial complex is that it’s not just a case of mistaken theories and beliefs – it’s a career path.

Professors who are never going to land a place at Williams teaching greek or physics can put on the xray glasses of grievance (“It’s everywhere!”) and get a job.

Students who are not going to be able to handle Shakespeare or Mill can write semi literate essays on institutional violence and get attaboys from said profs in xray glasses.

Administrators who would otherwise be doing who knows what can instead do whatever it is they do.

The ideal of Williams is the log – a student on one end and a professor on the other. We need to get back to that.

With very few exceptions, administrators should be load-bearing faculty members who do real work, i.e., teach.

When the responsibility to teach and have expertise in real subjects goes away, all that is left is orthodoxy and religious conformity to imaginary values.

Get rid of the administration. Bring back the great books.

#3 Comment By frank uible On May 9, 2019 @ 4:32 pm

Inequities make life interesting.