American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity Announces New Leadership for 2014 - 2016

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Association’s Board of Directors reflects a wealth of experience in equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action in higher education, government, private industry and law.

The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED), an association of equal employment opportunity (EEO), diversity and affirmative action professionals, announced the results of its recent election for the leadership whose terms began July 1, 2014 and end
in 2016.

"We are delighted to have such outstanding leaders take the helm of this organization in the years to come," said AAAED President Marshall Rose. Founded in 1974 as the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA), AAAED is a national not-for-profit association of professionals working in the areas of compliance and diversity. AAAED has 40 years of leadership in providing professional training to members, enabling them to be more successful and productive in their careers. It also promotes understanding and advocacy of affirmative action and other equal opportunity and related compliance laws and regulations to enhance the diversity tenets of access, inclusion and equality in employment, economic and educational opportunities.

For President, the association’s membership elected Marshall Rose of Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Rose was a regional director of the association. His region covered states in the Mid West, including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. AAAED's new First Vice President, Myron Anderson, Ph.D., is the Associate to the President for Diversity and Assistant Professor, Education Technology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. The Immediate Past President of the association is Gregory T. Chambers, EEO/AA and Diversity Manager, Delaware River and Bay Authority. The AAAED Second Vice President is Carmen Suarez, Ph.D., who works for the University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, as the Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs . The AAAED Treasurer is Dean Sparlin, Esq., of Sparlin Law Office in Fairfax, VA, and the new AAAED Board Secretary is Sharron Gatling, Assistant Director of Equal Opportunity, Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, The College of William & Mary.

The new AAAED officers will join a board with a rich diversity of backgrounds in higher education, government, private industry and law. Among the members of the board are Charlie Williams, Director, Affirmative Action, Kean University, Union, NJ; Marilynn Schuyler, Esq., Schuyler Affirmative Action Practice, Washington, DC; Huda Melky, Director, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY; Cynthia D. Nichols, SPHR, Sr. CAAP, Director, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, and Title IX Coordinator, Eastern Illinois University; Richard Anthony Baker, M.P.A., Ph.D., J.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor and Vice President, Office of Equal Opportunity Services, University of Houston System / University of Houston; Lenai Butterfield, Affirmative Action Manager and EEO Officer, Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA; Percy A. Morehouse, Jr, Ph.D., Executive Director, Equal Opportunity and Assistant to the President, Office of the President/Equal Opportunity Office, Metropolitan State University of Denver; Ahmed Younies, President and CEO, HR Unlimited, Inc., Santa Ana, CA.; John D. Gonzales, JDG Associates, San Antonio, TX.; Carla Pittman, Marketing Manager, Berkshire Associates Inc., Columbia, MD; Julian R. Williams, Esq., Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Vassar College; Tracey Hamilton, Assistant Director, Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance, Temple University; Karen E. Stanford, Manager, Talent Strategy & Workforce Planning, Affirmative Action Officer, Pepco Holdings, Inc.; Delia L. Johnson, Director, Civil Rights, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Washington, DC; Inderdeep Chatrath, Ph.D., Director of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, Duke University, Durham, NC.; Niraj Kataria, Diversity Executive, Southington, CT; and Matthew J. Camardella, Esq., Partner, Jackson Lewis, PC, Long Island, NY.

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