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NC ACE Women’s Network Chat with a Woman Leader – Dr. Sibby Anderson Thompkins: “How to Have Crucial Conversations about Race: Creating a Seat at the Table
October 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
UNC Chapel Hill, affiliate of the NC ACE Women’s Network, will host “Chat with a Woman Leader,” featuring a virtual conversation with Dr. Sibby Anderson Thompkins. She will speak on “How to Have Crucial Conversations about Race: Creating a Seat at the Table.”
Dr, Anderson Thompkins serves as the Special Advisor to the Provost and Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion, and as the Interim Chief Diversity Officer. Prior to her appointment, she served as the Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. As part of her role, she continues to lead the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity and diversity-related initiatives for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
Sibby brings 20 years of experience in higher education administration to these positions. Her expertise is in serving and supporting the success of underrepresented groups. She has also been an active member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), serving as the NPA’s Diversity Officer and past member of the Advisory Group for the NPA’s NSF Paid ADVANCE Grant, as well as contributing to a book that resulted from the project, From PhD to Professoriate: The role of institutions in fostering the advancement of postdoc women. Most recently, she served on a working group for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities that issued the report Increasing diversity in the biomedical research workforce.
Sibby completed her PhD in Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University and has a certificate in Management and Educational Leadership from the Graduate School of Education at Harvard. Additionally, Sibby holds a BA and a MA in Educational Research (Ethnography and Qualitative Methods) from GSU.