President Matthews Appoints Dr. Randolph Walters as Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

St. Davids, PA: Eastern University President Ron Matthews announced this week that he has appointed Dr. Randolph Walters as Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Belonging.

In a letter to the University community, President Matthews shared, “Dr. Walters has served Eastern University since 1995 and is an Associate Professor of Counseling and Psychology. It was in the capacity of Moderator of the Faculty Senate that Dr. Walters participated in the Leadership Team. In addition, he serves as the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Team. I meet regularly with Dr. Walters and I have benefited from his honesty, his commitment to Eastern, and his counsel. He is a wise man. 

“Dr. Walters possesses a tested faith, a prophetic authority, and a generous and charitable heart. He is a bridge builder who is committed to our mission of faith, reason, and justice. He is a leader and a facilitator for often difficult conversations that produce greater understanding and just actions. 

“At this important time in our history, we need such a person to help us strengthen our community through diversity and inclusion and so it gives me great joy to announce that Dr. Walters has accepted the title and position of Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Belonging. This position will identify and mobilize initiatives, projects, and community participation through conversation, training, curricula, programming, and research. This position represents the Office of the President in both external and internal functions and events and operates with the authority of the Office of the President. 

"Dr. Walters remains a valued member of the faculty. In his long tenure he has helped shape our very successful counseling and psychology program. He will continue to teach and mentor in that program, in a reduced role.

"Please join me in congratulating Dr. Walters on this new role and in praying for the strengthening of our community as we seek to live authentically in our mission of faith, reason, and justice. May God be glorified."

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