CENTER FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Holbrook Hankinson, PHD Executive Director of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, Part-Time Assistant Professor of University Studies (he/him/his)
Holbrook Hankinson, PhD (‘75) joined the Center for Diversity & Inclusion in July 2021. Prior to DePauw, he was Vice President and Chief Learning Officer for Delta Air Lines Global Services; Senior Director of US Training, Learning, and Development for McDonald's Corporation; and consulted with companies in the US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. He teaches two courses at DePauw: Designing Your Life and Leading in Business and Beyond. He is the DePauw chapter advisor for the National Society of Leadership and Success Honor Society and is an associate of the Institute for Postindustrial Leadership at the University of Indianapolis.
Elizabeth Haymaker Director of International Student Affairs (she/her/hers)
Originally from Greencastle, Beth earned her AB from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in French and Rhetoric, as well as an MFA in Fiction Writing from Indiana University. She has nearly two decades of experience working with international students and scholars, supporting global studies inside and outside of the classroom. Recently relocated back to her hometown after twenty years in Brooklyn, New York, Beth is eager to connect with DePauw's international students, support them in their undergraduate studies and their transitions between countries and cultures. When she's not on campus, she's likely in the woods somewhere with her two dogs, spending time with her family, and newly appreciating the unique regional cultures represented in Putnam County.
Joseph Harris Assistant Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (he/him/his)
Joseph Harris joined the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in November of 2019. He is originally from Maryland and graduated from Bowie State University with a Degree in History with a concentration in Pan-African Studies. He has presented or participated in numerous projects concerning diversity at all levels of education, including presenting on the praxis of teaching diverse literature at the National Council for Teachers of English (NTCE). He is currently a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University’s college of education with a specialization in urban education and literacy. In his spare time, he is a book reviewer for the website “Black Nerd Problems”.
Troyanna Jefferson Coordinator of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion she/her/hers
Troyanna Jefferson is an Indiana native and graduate of Goshen College. She studied Communication Across Cultures as well as Race, Class, & Ethnic Relations. Troyanna has refined her administrative and interpersonal skills while serving as a Youth & Young Adult Ministry Coordinator, and is actively mentoring and coaching a diverse group of interfaith students as they prepare for life before, during, and after college. As Coordinator for the CDI, Troyanna organizes and implements student centered programs and support services, as well as provides active support for day-to-day operations.