Bennett Joins YSU as Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Carol Lynnett Bennett, assistant dean and director of diversity and inclusion at Truman State University in Missouri, has been named assistant provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Youngstown State University. Bennett was selected after a national search and begins her new role Oct. 16. Bennett holds a bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from Martin University, a master’s degree in African American Studies from Indiana University, and she is nearing completion of an EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Missouri. Bennett says she believes YSU has an opportunity to bring more students to campus by marketing the four-year degree as a valuable opportunity for students who believe they will not be successful at a four-year university. “As an institution, we must put forth the ideas of diversity, equity, and inclusion and emphasize that we believe in every student that walks through our doors will be successful,” she says. “This means that we will be fully vested in our students and willing to work collaboratively with our stakeholders to ensure Youngstown State University remains a sustainable institution of higher education.” 

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.