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Phillips Alum Named Vice Chancellor

2004 Phillips Theological Seminary graduate, Shenethia Manuel, was recently named Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T).

Manuel joined Missouri S&T in 2008 and previously served as associate vice chancellor for human resource services, Affirmative Action, diversity and inclusion.

“Our entire campus community benefits from a climate that respects individual needs, abilities and potential, and is characterized by equal access for all regardless of cultural differences,” says Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader. “Under Shenethia Manuel’s direction, the office of human resources, equity and inclusion will continue to take a leading role in making Missouri S&T a more vibrant, welcoming place to learn and work. I thank Shenethia and her team for their ongoing efforts to foster this inclusive environment.”

Manuel holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas-Austin, a Master of Arts in Ministry and Culture from Phillips Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Oklahoma,Norman. She also serves on the executive committee for the Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence, a commission of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

As Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion, Manuel is responsible for overseeing Missouri S&T’s Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives; Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity oversight and planning; equity issues; and oversight of the university’s Title IX compliance. As S&T’s chief diversity officer, Manuel also serves as the liaison to the Chancellor’s Committee on African American Recruitment and Retention and serves as chair of the Chancellor’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. In addition, she and the Chief Diversity Officers of the other University of Missouri System campuses are working together on system-wide initiatives to strengthen diversity and inclusion on all campuses and at the UM System.

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