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June 12, 2020

Marita Gilbert named new associate dean of diversity and campus inclusion

The College of Osteopathic Medicine has named Marita Gilbert as the associate dean of diversity and campus inclusion. 

Gilbert’s passion for diversity, equity and inclusion work in education began as a very young person.

As a teenager, she traveled to Selma, Alabama to a demonstration protesting an educational system called tracking, where young students were placed in different career “tracks.” Most poor, Black, and brown students in the area were tracked into trades instead of college-preparatory education based on their identity, regardless of academic capability.

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By: Julia Malacoff

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