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Inclusion program coordinator joins UC College of Engineering and Applied Science

New hire will coordinate summer bridge program and special events

a young African american woman with long braided hair, wearing a short-sleeved yellow shirt and jeans stands in front of a brick wall

Ashantia Collins

Ashantia Collins joined the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science department of inclusive excellence and community engagement. She will serve as the program coordinator for summer STEM bridge program and special events

In her role, Collins will manage all aspects of the summer STEM bridge program and support CEAS students, including veterans and those who identify as LGBTQ.

“I am excited to be part of the Bearcat family and I look forward to using my experiences to help ease the transition of our incoming engineering students,” Collins says.

Collins, who came to UC in December, is a Grand Rapids, Mich., native. She attended Ohio's Miami University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. She also studied abroad at the University of the Arts – London where she received her master’s in psychology. Prior to joining UC, Collins worked at Michigan State University and Grand Valley State University.

Collins’ office is located in 610 Old Chemistry.

Featured image at top: A panorama of UC's campus. Photo/UC Creative Services