ECSU Names Dr. Tiffany R. Hinton as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
Experienced Administrator Will Lead Institutional Diversity Initiatives, Title IX and Accessibility Services
Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) has named Tiffany R. Hinton, Ed.D., as assistant vice chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer. Hinton began in this role on September 12, 2022.
In her new position, Hinton leads ECSU’s initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion by providing vision, leadership, coordination and strategic planning to ensure that the university is a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus. She oversees operation and strategic direction of the university’s recently created Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She engages and collaborates with students, faculty and staff and identifies and addresses potential barriers and institutional systems that may foster systemic inequalities. Hinton supervises the director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, ADA/504 accommodations processes for students, Prevention Awareness and Cultural Education (PACE) Center, and the Office of Title IX. She reports to Gary Brown, Ph.D., vice chancellor for Student Affairs at ECSU.
“The importance of fostering a community centered around the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion are part of ECSU’s strategic plan and key to building a thriving university,” says Brown. “Dr. Hinton has demonstrated expertise throughout her time in higher education and in her academic research and study that representation of all people, groups, cultures and abilities matter.”
“Elizabeth City State University has historically played a critical role in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in northeastern North Carolina, the state and the nation. As we continue to forge our future, I look forward to working collaboratively with faculty, staff and students to champion DEI work and further our commitment to ensuring our campus is diverse and inclusive for all,” notes Hinton.
Hinton has been at ECSU since 2018, having previously served as director of community standards prior to being promoted to assistant dean of Student Development. Her career in student affairs spans several years; she has served in capacities within housing and residence life, student conduct, multicultural student affairs, student involvement and leadership and community and civic engagement. She has held appointments at Clemson University, Fayetteville State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina Central University and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Hinton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Fayetteville State University, Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Norfolk State University and Doctor of Education from East Carolina University.