The UNCW Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce that Dr. Candace Thompson has been named Interim Director of the Upperman African American Cultural Center.
Dr. Thompson is an Associate Professor in UNCW's Watson College of Education. She earned her Ph.D. in the Social Foundations of Education from the University of South Carolina in 2008.Dr. Thompson¹s research interests include youth empowerment, culturally responsive education, and educating for critical cultural consciousness through school and community-based collaborations.
Throughout 2015, the Upperman Center will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of carrying out its vision: 'to positively affect the recruitment, retention and academic achievement of black students at UNCW, and contribute to the preparation of all UNCW students to excel in an increasingly diverse world.' Please visit the website at www.uncw.edu/upperman for a full listing of upcoming events.
Please join us in thanking and congratulating Dr. Thompson on this interim appointment as we begin the process of conducting a national search for the permanent director.