WashU faculty, staff celebrated in publication on diversity

A new publication, “Who’s Who Diversity in Color,” released its inaugural edition May 14 to the St. Louis community. The publication highlights minorities from the St. Louis region who have positively influenced their workplace or community.

Eight faculty and staff members of Washington University in St. Louis were featured in the publication. They are:

LaTanya N. Buck, PhD, director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion;
Virginia Braxs, senior lecturer in Spanish in the College of Arts & Sciences;
Dedric Carter, PhD, associate provost and associate vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship;
Denise Decou, diversity and inclusion leader at the School of Medicine;
Andwele Jolly, manager of business operations for the divisions of Allergy & Immunology and of Rheumatology at the School of Medicine;
Leah Anne Merrifield, assistant vice chancellor for community engagement;
Jose Pineda, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and of neurology and director of the Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program at the School of Medicine; and
Jason Purnell, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School.

“Our differences unite us; for when we can celebrate that which separates from the norm, we add value to our cultural stance, both individually and collectively,” publisher Ericca Willis said.