St. Norbert College professor Cheryl Carpenter-Siegel accepts senior advisor position

From St. Norbert College, July 12, 2010
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Cheryl Carpenter-Siegel, assistant professor of sociology at St. Norbert College, has accepted President Thomas Kunkel's invitation to be the college's first senior advisor for equity and diversity.

In the position, Carpenter-Siegel will lead and evaluate the college's efforts to create a more diverse, equitable and hospitable environment for staff, faculty and students. This will include establishing appropriate policies and protocols, and promoting programs and initiatives that support diversity and inclusion.

"I am very grateful to Dr. Carpenter-Siegel for accepting this appointment," said President Kunkel. "The campus is fortunate to have someone who combines her sociological and cultural expertise in diversity issues with a personal passion for fairness and equity."

The appointment is for two years. In this capacity, Carpenter-Siegel will report directly to the president but will work closely with the entire college community. She will continue to teach in the sociology program, but on a reduced basis.

Carpenter-Siegel earned a master's degree from Marquette University and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University. Her research focuses on the intersection of race, class, gender and charity throughout American history.

Carpenter-Siegel joined the St. Norbert College faculty in 1992.