During times marked by racial and political discord, Myrtle Beach Rotarians heard from Atiya Kai Stokes-Brown. Stokes-Brown, who serves as Coastal Carolina University’s first diversity, equity and inclusion officer, guides efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, nurture and cultivate diversity and inclusion as an institutional resource.
By collaborating across campus and with surrounding communities, Stokes-Brown oversees the implementation of strategies that advance accessibility, inclusion and diversity as key parts of the institution’s strategic plan. In addition, she provides administrative supervision for Intercultural and Inclusion Student Services and Accessibility and Disability Services.
A dynamic leader with 15 years of experience teaching and conducting research at the university level, Stokes-Brown has worked collaboratively in numerous capacities across college and university communities, demonstrating strong academic and administrative leadership, and a deep passion for liberal arts education.
“We are fortunate to hear from a speaker with an impressive background, and one who exhibits such passion in her role as an educator and communicator,” said President Terrance Herriott.