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Van Williams, vice chancellor of information technology, talks diversity

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Van Williams, vice chancellor of information technology, talks diversity
Photo caption:  Van Williams (Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta). Article bJeané BluntOffice of the President, Information Technology

As you know, this is Black History Month. Who in the black community, in higher ed, inspires you?

Peter Blair Henry. He is the Dean Emeritus of New York University’s Stern School of Business and was dean for much of the time that I worked at NYU. He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics earned with distinction and highest honors. A Rhodes Scholar, he graduated from Oxford with a degree in mathematics and earned his PhD in economics from MIT. He was on President Obama’s Transition Council for Economics and the first black dean at NYU’s Business School. Most important, Peter is a devoted husband and a father of four boys. Because he was born in Jamaica, I suspect Peter’s perspective was not just influenced by the racism evident in the US, but also by the remnants of colonialism still at play in the Carribean. […]

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