Deidra Dennie Named as Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

(March 1, 2014) — Armstrong Atlantic State University recently hired Deidra Dennie as Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. In her new position, Dennie will develop and oversee programs, services, and initiatives designed to enhance the recruitment and successful retention of faculty, staff and students from diverse and under-represented populations. Her responsibilities extend to coordinating and guiding all efforts to define, understand, assess, foster and cultivate diversity at Armstrong.

Before joining Armstrong, Dennie served as an Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Administrator responsible for planning, managing and preforming all activities related to equal opportunity and Title IX at Kennesaw State University.

Earlier in her career, she served as the Director of Affirmative Action and Campus Diversity at Indiana University South Bend, in South Bend, Ind. and as Manager of the Corporate Diversity and Inclusion at Memorial Hospital and Health System in South Bend, Ind.

Dennie earned an M.A. in Human Resource Development from Webster University, a B.A. in Communications from the University of Louisville and is working towards a Doctorate of Public Administration with a concentration in Leadership and Ethics from Valdosta State University. She is a Certified Affirmative Action Professional and a Fellow of the Health Research Educational Trust Cultural Competency Leadership Program.

“I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve Armstrong, with the support of leadership and collaboration with all campus entities I look forward to enhancing Armstrong's community of inclusion.” Dennie's motto is “The greatest obstacle to diversity is not ignorance…it is the illusion of knowledge.”