UL announces new director of diversity

Scott native Taniecea Arcenaux Mallery named to post.

UL Lafayette has named Taniecea Arcenaux Mallery its new director of diversity.

Mallery is a Scott native who holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton, according to a press release issued by the university. She also worked with the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington, D.C., and has a research background in social networks.

As director of diversity, Mallery will be charged with fostering diversity among the student population, faculty and staff and ensuring equal educational opportunities and resources for the university’s underrepresented groups. She will also oversee diversity development and training for the university’s faculty and staff.

“A lot of emerging research has had an impact on how not only universities, but also organizations, think of diversity in terms of their work force and people who they interact with day to day,” says Mallery in a prepared statement. “Unconscious bias training has huge potential on a college campus. I see my role as an agent to bring different parts of the university together.”