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  • Antoinette Bonnie Candia-Bailey, Ph.D.

    Vice President of Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer | 413-265-2210
    Department(s): Student Affairs, President’s Cabinet

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    Dr. Antoinette Bonnie Candia-Bailey has more than 20 years of progressive experience in student affairs and diversity and inclusion at higher-education institutions, including North Carolina State University, Towson University in Maryland, and North Carolina A&T State University. She holds a doctoral degree in leadership studies from North Carolina A&T State University, a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and disability studies from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Lincoln University in Missouri.

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  • Charlene Holmes, MPS

    Director of Diversity and Engagement | 413-265-2343
    Department(s): Diversity and Engagement, Student Affairs

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    Charlene Holmes is the Director of Diversity and Engagement here at Elms College. Charlene has a decade of experience in student engagement, holistic wrap around student support services, along with curriculum and programmatic development which ensures college access and success for underrepresented groups. Charlene has spent most of her career working with non-profit organizations serving low-income, first-generation, student-athlete, and system involved youth achieve post-secondary success. These non-profits included; the East Harlem Tutorial Program, The Door-A Center for Alternatives, and The Harlem Children’s Zone.  Charlene has helped students graduate from colleges and universities all over the country. She is dedicated to helping students achieve their goals and is proud to be a part of this collective. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are at the forefront of her work and she is excited to work within the Elms Community to continue in initiatives that provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of its members. If you see Charlene on campus, give her a wave!

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