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Saulsberry Director of Diversity, Equality Inclusion

 

January 21, 2021

Dr. Pamela Saulsberry

University of Louisiana Monroe President Ronald Berry, D.B.A., announced the appointment of Pamela Higgins Saulsberry, Ph.D., LCSW-BACS, as executive director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Professor Saulsberry is the ULM College of Business and Social Sciences School of Behavioral and Social Sciences director, and coordinator of the social work program recently. Saulsberry is a lifelong advocate for the concepts which the newly established office embodies. Besides being a professor of social work, she has also been a school social worker, a child protective social worker, a juvenile justice consultant, and a local, state, and national trainer on topics including diversity. She has also served either on or as the chair of the ULM Diversity Committee since its inception. This background provides a natural progression to this position. Berry said Saulsberry brings a wealth of professional experience and a lifetime of personal commitment to the position. "We must reshape our perceptions and realize that diversity is and has always been a natural human state; an ongoing part of our daily lives. The challenge has always been how to make inclusion and equity natural parts as well. I began my career as a social worker because I enjoyed helping people, and the dignity and worth of every person is one of the core values and speaks to diversity," Saulsberry said.

 

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