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Jonathan McElderry named as director of Intercultural Center

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Jonathan McElderry has been named assistant dean of students and director of the University’s Intercultural Center, formerly known as the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

McElderry, who will join Wake Forest on June 1, is the director of the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center and interim coordinator in the Office of Greek Life at the University of Missouri.  He recently completed his doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis at Missouri.

“Jonathan McElderry’s experience in higher education has focused on enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion on college campuses,” said Barbee Oakes, assistant provost and chief diversity officer.  “His research has sought to raise awareness of the experiences of underrepresented students at predominantly white institutions and provide strategies to increase their academic and social success.”

This summer, the Intercultural Center will be renovated to include additional offices, expanded lounge space and meeting/conference/workroom space.

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