On Thursday, April 15, the HCHSAA Diversity Committee hosted its second panel discussion on the subject of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Speakers included English/Communication and Theatre faculty Dr. Rebecca Deans, Recruitment Subcommittee Chair Mari HOASHI Franklin ’84, Huston-Tillotson University Advisory Board Chair Brian Scott ’83, former Director
Vanessa Nadal ’00, attorney, chemical engineer, and the wife of Lin-Manuel Miranda ’98, has co-created an innovative course on cosmetics regulations at the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham University. Drawn from a combination of her passions and experience, the program is the first of its kind. Nadal was recently
Laura TAYLOR Swain ’75 began her career as a law clerk for Judge Constance Baker Motley, the first African-American woman to serve as a federal judge in the United States. She later worked in private practice with the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton. In 1996, Swain was named a United
The HCHSAA’s Diversity Committee organized a program in celebration of Women’s History Month that was focused on the legacy and efforts of Michelle Obama, the nation’s first African-American First Lady.
Dr. Khadijah Miller and Dr. Ernestine WILLIAMS Duncan ’79 discussed their book chapter, “Negotiated Respectability, the Looking Glass Self and
Norma MERRICK Sklarek ’44, FAIA, was the first Black woman to become a licensed architect in the states of New York (1954) and California (1962). Known as the “Rosa Parks of Architecture,” until 1980, she remained the only licensed Black woman in California. Sklarek was one of two women