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Empowerment through representation: Deirdre Cobb-Roberts brings light to gendered racism in administrative ranks

This story is part of a continuing series that features women leaders at USF during Women’s History Month. Motivated to explain unknowns and find the authors whose works aren’t often shared, professor of social foundations Deirdre Cobb-Roberts dedicates her research to exemplifying voices of those who face the challenges of […]

Roberson, Brooks look back at term, hope efforts resonated with student body

Prior to their ascension as the first Black gubernatorial administration of the Tampa campus, seniors Alexis Roberson and Kiara Brooks established their vision to “FIGHT” for diversity and inclusion throughout the university long before taking office. Following the 2020 murder of George Floyd, Roberson and Brooks collaborated in meetings between […]

Empowerment through representation: Kelli Burns connects with students to create welcoming environment

This story is part of a continuing series that features women leaders at USF during Women’s History Month. Director of undergraduate programs for the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications Kelli Burns believes the shift from high school to college can be daunting and swallow the confidence of students […]