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Multi-cultural vp candidates here

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 29 - April 23, 1998

Chairman Bob Bates of the Search Committee for the vice president for multi-cultural affairs position, has announced that four candidates will be interviewed over the period April 22 to May 8.
The curriculum vitae for all candidates may be reviewed in the Dean's Office, College of Arts and Sciences, or the President's Office, 210 Burruss. At forums open to the university community, the candidates will make brief, informal responses to a key question posed by the committee, and then will take questions and engage in dialogue with those present.
The candidates and forums are scheduled as follows: Raymond Winbush, today, 4 p.m., conference rooms D and E, Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center; Ernestine Madison, Monday, April 27, DBHCC conference room F; Benjamin Dixon, Thursday, April 30, 4 p.m., 150-52 Squires; Angeles Eames, Thursday, May 7, 4 p.m., 150-52 Squires.
The candidates are listed below in calendar order.
Winbush is the Benjamin Lawson Hooks professor of social justice and director of the Race Relations Institute at Fisk University, Nashville. He assumed his current position in 1995, and currently consults with President Bill Clinton's Advisory Board on Race.
Previous experience includes five years' service as assistant provost and director of intercultural affairs at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, and earlier corporate and higher-education experience.
Winbush earned a B.A. in psychology from Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Chicago.
Madison, the second candidate, is assistant to the president and vice provost of human relations and resources at Washington State University, Pullman. Her interview schedule will extend from Sunday evening, April 26 through Tuesday, April 28.
Madison assumed her current position in 1992. Previous experience includes two years' service as director of affirmative action and special programs and assistant to the president at Washington State, and five years of increasing administrative responsibility in student affairs at Mississippi State University.
Madison earned a B.S. in art education from Southern University, Baton Rouge, a master of social science and education from the University of Mississippi at Oxford, and an Ed.D. in educational administration from Mississippi State.
Dixon, the third candidate, is deputy commissioner for education for the State of Connecticut. His interview schedule will extend from Wednesday evening, April 29 through May 1. Dixon assumed his current position in 1992. Previous experience includes three years' service as director of workforce diversity and director of special projects with the Travelers Companies, Hartford, Conn., and 12 years of increasing administrative responsibility in public education in the state of Connecticut.
Dixon earned a B. Mus. Ed. from Howard University, College of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.; an MAT from Harvard University; and an Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts, where he was the holder of a Ford Fellowship.
Eames, the fourth candidate, is president of EquiPoise, Inc., a business and education consulting firm in Chicago which she established in 1997. From 1996-1998, she served as director of women's programs and services at Loyola University of Chicago.
Her interview schedule will extend from noon on May 6 through noon on May 8. Other experience includes five years' service as dean of multicultural affairs at Loyola and seven years as director of the Hispanic Alliance, a consortium among DePaul University, Mundelein College, and Loyola University.
Eames earned a BA in sociology from Columbia College, South Carolina; an M.Ed. in student personnel from the University of South Carolina; and expects to complete a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies at Loyola in 1999.