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Thursday, March 08, 2012
Contact: Leah Clark Payne, Public Affairs Director, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy 304-691-1713

Campbell named Director of Diversity for Marshall Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Dr. Shelvy L. Campbell has been named Director of Diversity for the Marshall University Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy.  She assumed her duties March 1.

Campbell is responsible for developing diversity and equity programs for the schools of medicine and pharmacy ensuring a quality and inclusive educational experience for all students, faculty and staff.

“Dr. Campbell brings much experience and knowledge that will greatly enhance our efforts in diversity education,” said Dr. Darshana Shah, associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development. “Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious and it’s great to have her on our team.”

A veteran of higher education administration, Campbell has served in human resources and admissions positions at both West Virginia State University and Marshall University for the past 18 years.    Campbell worked for Marshall at its South Charleston campus for more than a decade as the Graduate Records and Admissions Supervisor. She most recently was the Civil Rights and Equity Compliance Administrator at West Virginia State University’s Gus R. Douglass Institute, a position she had held since 2008.

“I am excited for the opportunity to return to Marshall University and to be a part of the School of Medicine/School of Pharmacy team,” Campbell said.  “My goal, in collaboration with all academic and administrative units, is to provide leadership in supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive community where diverse perspectives are respected and modeled.”

“Additionally, I am committed to increasing the diversity of students, faculty, and staff and most importantly, to continually engage in self-reflection to better understand how to exemplify our diversity commitment.”

Dr. Robert C. Nerhood, interim dean of the School of Medicine, said, “We are excited to have Dr. Campbell on board with us. Her experience in the areas of diversity and inclusion development is extensive and will help guide the SOM to a new level of cultural diversity.”

Dr. Kevin Yingling, dean of the School of Pharmacy, said, “Dr. Campbell is an excellent addition to our staff and I am eager to begin working with her as we build a School of Pharmacy based on an interdisciplinary, team-based academic community that includes students and faculty from many different backgrounds.”

Campbell has presented on such topics as “Writing a Compliant Affirmative Action Plan” and “Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity.”  She has participated in dozens of professional and community activities including the 2011 West Virginia Minority Health Advocacy Group, the City of Dunbar Recreational Commission and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from West Virginia State University, a master’s degree in industrial and employee relations from Marshall University, an education specialist degree from Marshall as well as a doctorate in higher education leadership from Capella University.

For more information contact  Dr. Shelvy Campbell at 304-691-1607.

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197

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