U-M Provost Laurie McCauley selected Denise Sekaquaptewa as the next director of U-M's ADVANCE Program. Founded in 2002, ADVANCE seeks to improve faculty diversity and equity through improvements to recruitment, retention, climate, and leadership development. As quoted in The University Record, Provost McCauley explained that "Professor Sekaquaptewa’s work as a social psychologist finds many parallels in that of the ADVANCE Program she will soon lead. She has spent much of her career asking questions about how we can create an inclusive academic community and answering those questions through thoughtful experimental research. She also demonstrates her values as a dedicated adviser and mentor for students. Professor Sekaquaptewa is the ideal candidate to leverage the ADVANCE Program’s evidence-based approach to positive institutional transformation." Sekaquaptewa's appointment will begin September 1, 2023.
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