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An ambassador for the U

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) is pleased to announce that Rodney T. Cohen, EdD (he/him) has joined the division as the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Manager.

As the inaugural Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Manager at the University of Utah — and one of the first to hold this position nationwide — Rodney T. Cohen, EdD (he/him) will partner with university academic units in the planning, programming, design, and maintenance of exchange/intern/rotational/teaching/research and other partnerships with HBCU’s in an effort to recruit, retain, and promote diverse talent at the University of Utah and across our local community.

Dr. Cohen will work with the University of Utah’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion leadership and Office of the President to advance the national presence of the University of Utah by identifying and establishing partnerships and programs with university organizations and HBCU’s aligned with the University of Utah mission and vision. He will also frequently consult with already established HBCU partnerships at the University of Utah regarding their partnership status and changes, as well as coordinate with units to ensure the vitality and success of programs.