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UC dean recognized in Black History campaign

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber included UC College of Engineering and Applied Science Assistant Dean Whitney Gaskins in its new campaign celebrating Black History Month

a young black women in a black polo stands smiling with her arms crossed over her chest, leaning against a gray wall.

Whitney Gaskins, Ph.D., established the nonprofit Gaskins Foundation. Photo/Adam Leigh-Manuell/Erin Leeper of Blackthorne Studio

Whitney Gaskins, PhD, assistant dean for inclusive excellence and community engagement
for the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science, was one of seven African-American leaders recently recognized in the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's new campaign for Black History Month, titled "We are Making Black History."

Gaskins, who holds three UC degrees (including a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering/engineering education), is one of many local leaders who are "quietly achieving great success while living and working in Greater Cincinnati."

"Much of our African-American talent has gone unrecognized," says Danielle Wilson, the chamber's talent attraction impact leader. "We need to tell more stories and set a new narrative for what Cincinnati can offer African-American talent."

Gaskins' achievements were highlighted in a story in The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Featured photo at top: The seven leaders honored for 2019 are, from left,
Kick Lee, Whitney Gaskins, Brian Lamb, Barbara Turner, Ken Parker, Cathy Bernardino Bailey, and Means Cameron. Photo/Adam Leigh-Manuell/Erin Leeper of Blackthorne Studio

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More than simply a metric, inclusion drives Next Lives Here, the University of Cincinnati's strategic direction. Diversity fuels creativity and drives innovation. At UC, we strive to identify and invest in new ways to activate inclusion in innovative and impactful ways. Learn more at UC’s Office of Equity and Inclusion webpage