RADNOR, Pa.—Cabrini University has announced it has appointed Angela N. Campbell, PhD, as Vice President of Mission, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and Student Engagement. Campbell served Cabrini from 2013–18 as Assistant Dean, Assistant Professor, and Co-Director of the Center for Urban Education, Equity, and Improvement (CUEEI) from its founding in March 2017 until her departure. She returns to the University with an extensive track record of leading DEI initiatives and advocating for the voices of all students. She will begin her new role with Cabrini on May 10 and will close out the academic year at Germantown Friends School.
“On behalf of the Cabrini community, I am grateful to welcome Angela Campbell back to campus, where she has been and will continue to be a strong proponent of our University’s core values and commitment to social justice,” said President Donald B. Taylor, PhD. “Considering Angela’s experience with Cabrini’s Education of the Heart and her career-long dedication to equity in education, we are fortunate to have her expertise as we strive to meet the University’s DEI goals.”
Campbell is Cabrini’s first VP of Mission, DEI, and Student Engagement. She will join the President’s Cabinet and work to actively engage the University community in understanding and advancing its social justice mission, including promoting an institutional culture that supports and bolsters diversity and inclusion at all levels. Campbell will also be responsible for managing student engagement initiatives, interfacing key University offices, from Campus Ministry and Residence Life to Public Safety and Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL).
“I am deeply grateful to Dr. Taylor for creating this extraordinary opportunity to creatively lead a transformative strategic visioning of DEI, mission, and student engagement at Cabrini University,” said Campbell.
In addition to her roles as Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor within the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy and Leadership and CUEEI Co-Director, Campbell also served on the Inclusivity Council and the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate between 2015 and 2018. Campbell has written three peer-reviewed manuscripts on issues of race, gender, and social justice education since joining Cabrini in 2013, including two co-authored with current CUEEI Director, Ronald W. Whitaker, EdD.
Campbell brings a wealth of experience as an instructor, mentor, administrator, and DEI leader to her second term with Cabrini. Before her role as Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Germantown Friends School, she was the inaugural Executive Director of the Center for Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Carnegie Mellon University. As a professor, she has taught graduate and undergraduate coursework at Temple University and Gwynedd Mercy University, as well as Morehouse College in Atlanta. She served as a teacher and administrator at several Philadelphia charter schools. Campbell was the 2017 recipient of Cabrini’s 1976 Faculty Fellowship Award as well as a nominee for the Excellence in Teaching Award at Temple University.
About Cabrini University
Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.
Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,550 undergraduates in more than 40 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The University also enrolls 525 students in graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.