Jane Irungu, Ph.D., former Assistant vice president and director of Intercultural Initiatives at the University of Oregon, was named the director of the University of Oklahoma’s Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies, as of Aug. 2, 2017.
As director of the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies, a program of the University of Oklahoma Outreach, she will focus on project management and program growth, including the highly successful National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE). She will also continue the center’s supporting role with the Freshmen Diversity Experience, initiated by President David L. Boren, which helps prepare OU students to engage in a diverse campus community. Read more.
The Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies (SWCHRS) brings together businesses, education professionals, the media, as well as government, labor, and community-based agencies and organizations to help create equal opportunities in various areas of society.