West Liberty University named an interim Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) leader on Jan. 31, 2022, Dr. Monique L. Akassi. Her full title is Special Assistant, DEI and Strategic Initiatives, and she is a member of the President’s Cabinet.
Akassi replaces Shemrico Stanley who resigned recently due to family obligations.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, she most recently resided in Fredericksburg, Va. and worked at Howard University, located in Washington, DC as a full-time faculty member; in addition, she serves as an adjunct professor at The George Washington University in Washington DC.
Akassi has more than a decade of experience as an administrator, researcher and educator and has served as a higher education consultant.