Recently, alumna Erica Merritt ‘99 came to campus to give a talk on her passion: Equity. Merritt recently took the position of associate director of advocacy, inclusion and public policy at the YWCA Greater Cleveland. She has the opportunity to take on developing relationships with the corporate community and building connections with public and grassroots leaders in Northeast Ohio.
Ursuline College’s Office of Inclusion, Equity and Multicultural Affairs presents the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event with guest speaker Dr. Julianne Malveaux Jan 23.
Malveaux is an African-American economist, author, social and political commentator and businesswoman. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from MIT and is recognized for her progressive and insightful public dialogue on issues of race, culture, and gender. Malveaux was the fifteenth president of Bennett College, Greensboro, NC, the oldest historically black college for women in the Unites States. She served in that position for five years before stepping down May 6, 2012.Malveaux’s scholarship includes numerous editor, co-editor, author and co-author credits.
- Editor: Voices of Vision: African American Women on the Issues (1996)
- Co-Editor: Slipping Through the Cracks: The Status of Black Women (1986) and The Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism (2002)
- Author: Sex, Lies, and Stereotypes: Perspectives of a Mad Economist (1994); Wall Street, Main Street, and the Side Street: A Mad Economist Takes a Stroll (1999); and Surviving and Thriving: 365 facts in Black Economic History (2010)
- Co-Author: Unfinished Business: A Democrat and A Republican Take On the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face (2002)