Office of diversity affairs announces new hires

The office of diversity affairs has hired two new associate directors and is in the process of hiring a third.

Director Kelley Kimple said the office will be fully staffed once the position of assistant director of diverse student development is filled.

Corrine Witherspoon (Miami ’03), the new associate director of diversity affairs, starts June 1. She has been program coordinator for multicultural affairs at the University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College. Witherspoon currently serves as president of the Black Alumni Association at Miami.

Hannah Thompson, the new associate director of LGBTQ* services, also starts June 1. She is coming to Miami from Mount St. Joseph University, where she has served as the career and co-op coordinator, OMIC (Ohio Means Internships & Co-ops) program manager and co-chair of the LGBTQ+ ALLY group for faculty and staff. 

The office of diversity affairs provides direct support to diverse populations, social justice through diversity education and multicultural programming and campus resources on issues of diversity. It is located in the Cultural Center on the second floor of the Armstrong Student Center.