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Kaileik Asbury assistant director for diversity and inclusion

 Kaileik Asbury assistant director for diversity and inclusion

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (WC)-- Westminster College has appointed Kaileik Asbury assistant director for diversity and inclusion.

In her new role, Asbury is charged with developing campus-wide multicultural and social justice programs at Westminster and coordinating educational programming and training on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. She also is serving as adviser to student organizations such as Black Student Union, ALLIES and the Disability Awareness Club.

“We are excited to have Ms. Asbury join our team at Westminster,” said Candace Okello ’11, associate dean of student affairs for student success and inclusive excellence. “She is an incredibly passionate social justice activist and she will contribute greatly to the work of creating a more equitable and inclusive campus community.”

Asbury holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Chestnut Hill College and a master’s in higher education policy and student affairs from West Chester University.

“Westminster has greeted me with open arms,” said Asbury. “My office is a hub for our underrepresented students on campus, and I want to make sure we continue to provide them with this space. I believe that my passion to foster and sustain a socially just, equipped and inclusive campus community, strong commitment that promotes holistic success and development and the ability to empower students to feel confident in their skills, and capabilities to influence change in our society makes this role so much more fulfilling.”  

Prior to her appointment to Westminster, Asbury was a programs coordinator for the Bronx Westchester Area Health Education Center of the Lehman College of the City of New York. She had also worked as a graduate coordinator at West Chester University, a mentor and student success coordinator at Hostos Lincoln Academy, and coordinator for student engagement at Jefferson University.

 

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