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Unsung Heroes in TU’s Black History

Unsung Heroes in TU’s Black History

Achieving a diverse and inclusive campus for all.

Almost seventy years after Brown v. Board of Education and fifty years after the creation of the Office of Minority Affairs, Towson University established its first Diversity Strategic Plan. Felicity Knox ’94 will explore the events and people who got us to this moment in our history. After her presentation, Dr. Vernon Hurte, vice president of Student Affairs, will join the discussion to share what Student Affairs is offering to support our current students and putting in place to meet the institution’s goal of achieving diversity and inclusive excellence.


A link to the WebEx session will be emailed to all registrants before the event.


Learn more about TU’s History – Visit the TU Special Collections and Archives blog to read articles written by Felicity and other TU archives associates.  


About Felicity Knox

Felicity graduated from Towson University in 1994 with an English major. She began her career at Towson University in 2000, and joined the archives department in 2009. Felicity serves as a special collections and university archives associate, assisting researchers, working with students, writing articles for the archives’ blog, and running the department’s social media platforms. Felicity is an author of the book “Towson University: The First 150 Years,” a photo book celebrating TU’s founders, and rich history in conjunction with the 150th anniversary celebrations of TU. Felicity is currently completing a Master’s degree in library and information science. 



About Vice President Hurte

Dr. Hurte brings more than 18 years of experience in higher education to this leadership role at Towson University. He joined TU in 2020 from Iowa State University, an AAU land grant university with more than 33,000 students, where he has served as the associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students since 2017. At Iowa State, some of the efforts led by Dr. Hurte included leadership for 16 departments/functional areas and campus-wide initiatives including the Critical Incident Readiness Team, Sexual Misconduct Leadership Committee, Academic Success Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success and Veterans Center.


Dial-In Information

A link to the WebEx session will be emailed to all registrants before the event.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

All Campus Events, Alumni & Advancement, Open to the Public, Faculty/Staff, Virtual


University Advancement, Alumni Relations

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Alumni



No cost

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