Associate Dean, Brown University
Providence , RI
I focus on the recruitment and advancement of members of underrepresented groups in graduate and professional school, as well as general professional development of all students, trainees and faculty in the higher education setting.
Internal motivation and passion. I obtained a bachelor's and doctoral degree from 2 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and desired to ensure the success of a more diverse cohort of students, trainees and faculty at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs).
Graduate and medical student recruitment; work with programs to identify and recruit prospective students, trainees and faculty of interest; form strategic partnerships both internally and externally with individuals, programs, departments, centers and consortia; attend on-campus recruitment events; attend national conferences, meetings and associated recruitment fairs that target members of underrepresented groups; meet and maintain contact with prospective students. Professional development programming for graduate students and postdocs Graduate students and postdoc advising Represent Graduate School and Medical School both local and nationally Work mostly alone and job requires 50% travel.
Encouraging members of underrepresented groups outside of the northeast to consider my institution
Meeting with and sharing in the successes of students, trainees and faculty.
Pursue advanced degrees, work hard, be open to new opportunities, expect challenges, seek support and never give up on your dream.
Listen more than you speak.
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