Carol A. Sumner was appointed Vice President of the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion on June 18, 2018.
Before her appointment, Sumner served as the senior associate dean of students at Arizona State University. She arrived at the Phoenix campus of ASU in 2006 and served in several positions with the university, including working as a member of the TRIO Student Support Services program and as director of the University Academic Success Programs (UASP) at the West campus and founding director of the same programs at the Downtown Phoenix campus.
Her career in higher education prior to ASU includes positions at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri; Illinois State University; and Wilberforce University.
Sumner earned her bachelor's degree in public relations with a minor in Spanish, and her master's degree in education in college student personnel administration at Illinois State University. She earned her doctorate in higher and postsecondary education from ASU.
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