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Oakes, Barbee Myers, video interview and transcript

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Winston-Salem, NC
creator
Oakes, Barbee Myers
Zanish-Belcher, Tanya
date
2015-09-22T19:26:32Z
2015-09-22T19:26:32Z
2014-12-05
2015-09-21 (issued)
description
Barbee Oakes received a B.S. (1980) with honors and an M.A. (1981) in exercise science from Wake Forest. As a Hylton Smith Fellow, she received a Ph.D. (1985) in exercise physiology and nutrition from the University of Tennessee and was the first African American female with a doctorate in the American College of Sports Medicine. She held academic appointments as as an assistant professor at Wake Forest, Arizona State and Penn State University. She was director (1995-2009) of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University and under her leadership, the OMA implemented key retention strategies that positioned Wake Forest among the most successful institutions in the nation with respect to graduating students of color. Her current research interests include the identification of the tools students of color need to successfully navigate the journey of higher education. Barbee Myers Oakes is currently the assistant provost for diversity and inclusion (2009- ) and Chief Diversity Officer (2015- ) for Wake Forest University. Assistant Provost Oakes shares how she came to Wake Forest as a first generation student, the role of multicultural affairs in helping students adjust and success, and major campus issues in regards to campus climate.
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video/mp4
oral histories
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RG53.1, History of Wake Forest University Oral Histories, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/57334
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English
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Oakes, Barbee Myers--Interviews
Wake Forest University--History
title
Oakes, Barbee Myers, video interview and transcript
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