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Dr. Sudhakar Jamkhandi Named to WV Higher Education Policy Commission's Diversity Council

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    Tuesday, October 25 2011
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

jamkhandi_sudhakar_dr(Bluefield)—Dr. Sudhakar Jamkhandi has accepted an invitation to serve on The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission's (HEPC) new Diversity Council. Jamkhandi, Director of the Office of International Initiatives & Professor of English at Bluefield State College, was appointed to a two-year term as a Council member. He is also a Fulbright Specialist for Internationalizing Institutional Capacity, 2011-2016, a designation given him by the Fulbright Commission and the US Department of State.

Dr. Kathy Butler, HEPC Vice Chancellor of State Colleges and Senior Director of Academic Affairs, extended the invitation, noting that the Diversity Council's initial goals will include: a) providing direction to the Commission regarding how existing programs and policies can be coordinated and improved to enhance and celebrate diversity; b) helping to establish a framework for the long-term continuation of the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative, and; c) providing recommendations regarding appropriate roles for the Commission in supporting and encouraging campus and community diversity initiatives at WV's higher education institutions.

"It is an honor to represent the Office of International Initiatives, Bluefield State College, and this region as a member of the Diversity Council," Jamkhandi observed. "I look forward to the opportunity to work together with my fellow Council members and achieve the Council's goals."