DAP begins search for new Executive Director

Sep 26, 2018

Diversity Awareness Partnership begins search for new Executive Director

St. Louis, Missouri – September 26, 2018 – Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP), the region’s catalyst to increase awareness, engagement and education about diversity and inclusion, will launch a search for a new executive director, according to DAP Board Chair Emily Pitts. “The Board of Directors thanks Melanie Powell-Robinson for her leadership, commitment and energy during her brief but impactful time as executive director,” said Pitts. “The organization will continue to maintain excellence in services, conversations and programs while an extensive search begins.”

Tonya Edmond, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity at Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, and DAP Board member, has been named chair of the search committee. In the coming weeks, DAP will announce – via press release, social media, and website – next steps in the search process.

“Diversity Awareness Partnership is one of the most important organizations I have ever worked for and I have learned a great deal in a short time,” said Melanie Powell-Robinson. “The board, staff and diversity community are some of the most dedicated and passionate individuals in the region. DAP will continue to expand its presence in community in the years to come.” Powell-Robinson will remain an advocate for and supporter of DAP.

A recognized leader in diversity and inclusion efforts, DAP collaborates with Fortune 500 corporate partners, non-profit organizations, and academic, government, and faith-based institutions to promote inclusive communities where diversity is respected and embraced, and equity is the norm. DAP’s key programs include: Diversity Training, the Annual Diversity Summit, Community Forums and Collaborations, Diversity Publications, the Give Respect – Get Respect Youth Program, the EXPLORE Career Immersion programs, Corporate Diversity Roundtables, and the DAP Connect Program.

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