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For the Honor // Venetria Patton

Venetria Patton, professor of English and former director of the African American Studies and Research Center since 2003, is joining the provost’s office as a Provost Fellow on Diversity. Patton, a scholar of African American literature and feminist discourse, is a former chair of the Purdue Black Caucus of Faculty and Staff and former chair of the CLA Diversity Action Committee. She will work closely with Provost Debasish Dutta on all matters related to diversity, broadening participation, and inclusion.

Congratulations to Professor Patton on her new role as Provost Fellow on Diversity!

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts

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