Let the DrumRoll for LSU museum manager, ULL diversity officer, Dillard HR director, and SU Ag tech director
Praises for Brandon V. Lewis, Kiwana McClung, Brittany Richardson, and Clourth Wilson
Brandon V. Lewis has been named educator and public programs manager for the LSU Museum of Art as of June 2022. He is an artist, teacher, and Baton Rouge native, and has dedicated the last decade to educating traditional and non-traditional students. He graduated from the gifted and talented program at McKinley Senior High School and then earned a bachelor of arts in history with a minor in fine arts from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. He served as the fine arts chair and African-American Studies instructor in the City of Baker School System for more than nine years, eventually becoming the district fine arts coordinator/director. For the past three years, he has spearheaded the neighborhood senior Art Pack Initiative, which engages participants and provides a fine art experience for senior citizens impacted by the pandemic. At the museum, Lewis develops, manages, and implements a cohesive group of education programs that link school and community audiences of all ages with the museum’s collections and exhibitions.
Kiwana McClung has been named the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s chief diversity officer. She will oversee UL Lafayette’s Office for Campus Diversity and lead the University’s focus on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion among students, faculty, and staff. She will also ensure that underrepresented groups have equal access to educational opportunities and resources. while helping to coordinate faculty development and diversity training for employees. McClung, who is an accomplished researcher, is also an associate professor in the School of Architecture and Design and has earned national recognition for developing initiatives to increase diversity in architecture programs and curricula. The Baton Rouge native earned a bachelor’s degree in arts and humanities from Southern University in 2008, and a master’s degree in architecture from LSU in 2012.
Dillard University’s director of human resources Brittney Richardson has been selected as an honoree in CityBusiness’ 2022 Women of the Year and Nonprofit Organizations. The Women of the Year award recognizes women whose success and contributions in the community have moved the region forward. Since 2015, Richardson has served as a workforce advocate and is responsible for implementing policies and practices that positively impacted employees, while being an advisor and strategic partner to University administration. She is chair of the City of New Orleans Civil Service Commission. Richardson and other honorees will be celebrated at an in-person event on Monday, Nov.14 at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Clourth Wilson has been named the director of technology at the Southern University Ag Center and the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences. Wilson currently serves as the assistant director of information technology for the Southern University System and adjunct professor in Southern University’s Department of Computer Science for online courses. As director, he will serve as the chief information technology officer and will be responsible for the implementation of new and existing technology to support current and future initiatives at the SU Ag Center and the CAFCS. Wilson earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science with a minor in forensic science and criminology from Southern University and a master’s in information technology with a specialization in information assurance and security from Capella University.
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