Indiana University has named Provost Professor Lemuel Watson as vice provost for diversity and inclusion on the IU Bloomington campus. He currently directs anti-racist initiatives for all IU campuses as associate vice president for diversity, equity and multicultural affairs.

“The IU Bloomington campus is deeply committed to maintaining our momentum in enhancing diversity and inclusion and striving for a more equitable environment for all people,” said John Applegate, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President. “I know that Lem will help us achieve these goals by working with members of our campus community, as he has in his present position, to take tangible action and make needed changes.”

Watson is a faculty affiliate in the department of African American and African Diaspora Studies in the College of Arts of Sciences and is co-director for the Rural Center for HIV/STDs Prevention and holds degrees from the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, Ball State University and Indiana University. 



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