College appoints assistant dean for student, faculty and staff equity and inclusion
The College of Engineering at NC State has appointed Angelitha Daniel as its inaugural assistant dean for student, faculty and staff equity and inclusion.
Daniel is currently the director of the College of Engineering’s Minority Engineering Program (MEP) and since July 2020 has also served as a special advisor to the dean for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. She will begin her duties as assistant dean on Aug. 1.
Daniel received her B.S. degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998 and served as coordinator of minority recruitment in its College of Engineering for five years. She joined NC State in 2003 as the assistant director of MEP in the College of Engineering’s Office of Academic Affairs. Daniel was promoted to interim MEP director in 2011 and then permanent director in 2013.
“For more than 19 years, Angie’s efforts and leadership have been instrumental in the design and implementation of numerous programs and initiatives that have played a critical role in the recruitment, retention and success of our underrepresented minority (URM) students,” said Louis Martin-Vega, dean of the College of Engineering.
Known nationally as a champion of student, faculty and staff equity and inclusion, her work includes presentations and publications at the American Society for Engineering Education, Women in Engineering Proactive Network, the National Academy of Engineering and other related forums.
“Angie is the perfect person for this important new position and I’m very pleased that she will continue to lead our DEI efforts in an enhanced role,” Martin-Vega said. “She has played a vital role in the progress that we have made in making this College a more inclusive and welcoming place and I know that she will help us to go even further.”
As assistant dean, Daniel will provide leadership for College-wide efforts to better ensure a supportive, equitable and inclusive work, teaching and learning environment for the College’s students, faculty and staff. This includes providing leadership of the COE Diversity Committee, the design and development of a COE Diversity Strategic Plan and various other related endeavors.
As a member of the COE Executive Committee, her work will be complimentary to, and in collaboration with, ongoing DEI efforts and committees in the COE’s departments and units. She will also be the College’s principal interface with NC State’s Office of IED and other University entities within the diversity, equity and inclusion space.