Oakton Community College in Des Plaines recently appointed Michael Anthony as its new assistant vice president for access, equity, and diversity.
Anthony will lead the college in celebrating diverse people and ideas, inclusiveness, global perspectives, and a strong sense of community. He will oversee the implementation of workshops, presentations, learning modules, and other strategies that promote access, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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A native of Charlotte, N.C., Anthony previously served as the director of the University of Louisville Cultural Center, where he assisted in strategic planning and assessment for the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and provided support to 11 academic diversity committees.
Anthony taught graduate and undergraduate education courses at Louisville, served as coordinator of the Office of Civic Engagement, Leadership, and Service, and was resident and conference director at the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Anthony received a doctoral degree in educational leadership and organizational development and a master's degree in higher education from Louisville, and a bachelor's degree in business management from North Carolina State University.