The University has appointed LaTanya Buck, founding director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Washington University in St. Louis, as dean for diversity and inclusion.Buck’s term begins this August.

According to a University press release, Buck, in her capacity as the dean for diversity and inclusion, will report to W. Rochelle Calhoun, vice president for Campus Life. The position was called for by the University's Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in a report released last May.

"I am thrilled that LaTanya Buck will be joining us at Princeton," Calhoun said in a statement. "She brings not only a wealth of relevant higher education experience but also a deep and abiding passion for her work. A dedicated professional, LaTanya is perfectly suited to successfully fulfill this new role."

Previously, Buck served as the assistant director and coordinator for minority student recruitment in the Office of Admission at Maryville University. Before then, she worked in the Office of Multicultural Student Services at Missouri State University and Morehead State University.

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