1st black woman appointed president in top US university's history

1st black woman appointed president in top US university's history

- Dr. Lori S. White has been elected president of DePauw University

- Trail blazer White becomes the 21st president of the school

- Dr. Lori S. White also made history as the first woman African-American president

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In a world where women have to challenge patriarchal systems to blaze trails, Dr. Lori S. White has attained a laudable feat after being named the 21st president of DePauw University, becoming the first woman African-American president.

Becauseofthemwecan.com reports that Tribune-Star amplified the story of White, who has made history in the school’s over 180-year history.

White had unanimous votes by the Depauw University Board of Trustees.

Until her recent appointment, Dr. White served as the vice chancellor for student affairs at the Washington University in St. Louis during her 30-year career in education.

She also served as professor of practice in the Wash University Department of Education and clinical professor of education at Southern Methodist University in Texas.

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White made history not just as the first Black woman president at DePauw but also as the only African-American woman heading a university in the State of Indiana.

White comes from a family tree of educators; her father, Joseph L. White, was the first African-American to receive a doctorate in clinical psychology from Michigan State.

The trail blazer’s sister is also in education as a geologist, serving as the director of education and outreach at the University of California Museum of Paleontology.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that while it may appear that visually-impaired musicians are somewhat challenged from realizing their full creative potential and limited from exploiting other aspects of their lives, Ebenezer Novi challenges these perceptions.

Born blind, 29-year-old Ebenezer, a former student at the Akropong School for the Blind has gone back to his Alma matter not as a student but as a pianist.

Ebenezer Novi reveals that he is an old student of the school for the blind and the choirmaster is his teacher. He revealed that the choirmaster trained and so her went back to help.

At 18, Novi started learning how to play the piano and over the years has perfected the skill.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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