UA 005.014 Preliminary Inventory to the Office of Diversity and African-American Affairs Records, 1987-2007
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[Carton 1] Miscellaneous, 1987-1994
[Carton 2] Miscellaneous, 1987-1994
[Carton 3] Miscellaneous, 1987-1994
[Carton 4] Miscellaneous, 1987-1994
[Carton 5] Miscellaneous, 1987-1994
[Carton 6] Miscellaneous, 1987-1994
[Carton 7] Miscellaneous, 1987-1994
[Carton 8] Miscellaneous, 1993-1995
[Carton 9] Miscellaneous, 1993-1995
[Carton 10] Miscellaneous, 1995-1996
[Carton 11] Miscellaneous, 1996-1997
[Carton 12] Miscellaneous, 1996-1997
[Carton 13] Correspondence, 1983-1992
[Carton 14] Correspondence, 1987-1992
[Carton 15] Correspondence, 1988-1993
[Carton 16] Correspondence, 1993-1995
[Carton 17] Degrees and Curricula, 1963-1983
[Carton 18] Degrees and Curricula, 1963-1983
[Half Box 19] Annual Newsletter of the Office for Diversity and African American Affairs, 2007
[Half Box 19] Martin Luther King, Jr., Campus Commemoration, Program, 2007
North Carolina State University. Office of Diversity and African American Affairs.
27.25 Linear feet
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18 cartons, 1 archival half box
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Transferred by the Office of Diversity and African American Affairs.
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This collection is comprised of correspondence, surveys, and reports related to discrimination and African-American issues. It also includes information on the African-American Cultural Center. This office of African-American Affairs worked in cooperation with the Affirmative Action Office. The materials date from 1987 to 2007.
In 1989 North Carolina State University created a position of Facilitator of African American Affairs within the Office of the Provost. Dr. Augustus M. "Gus" Witherspoon became the first to fill the position. His responsibilities came to include helping in the interview process of all associate professors, reviewing and making recommendations for faculty promotion and tenure, coordinating college dean reviews, and serving as liaison between faculty bodies and administration on academic matters. The Facilitator of African-American Affairs was also responsible for the University Recruitment and Retention Programs and the programmatic activities of the African-American Cultural Center, which was established in 1991 through Dr. Witherspoon's efforts. The position also had a liaison role with African-American faculty and staff organizations and African-American student organizations.
Following Dr. Witherspoon's untimely death in 1994, Drs. William C. Grant, Rupert W. Nacoste, and Jose A. Picart have followed in his footsteps. By 2000 the position had become the Vice Provost for Diversity and African American Affairs.
By 2007, the Vice Provost for Diversity and African American Affairs had the primary responsibility of forging a shared vision concerning the recruitment, retention, and graduation of a diverse student body. The position has been the focal point in the office of the Provost for advocating, assisting, encouraging, evaluating, and monitoring African American undergraduate and graduate student success. The Vice Provost facilitates communication about diversity as being at the core of the University's academic mission.
Additional information on the early history of African American affairs at North Carolina State University can be found in The Provost's Office, North Carolina State University: An Informal History, 1955-1993
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