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Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture announces interim director

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The Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture announced Stacia Solomon as its interim director in a Tuesday email sent from Dawna Jones, former MLWC director and assistant vice president for identity centers and community development, to MLWC constituents. 

Solomon, who came to Duke in 2019 and served as the associate director of the Career Center, previously was the assistant director of African American Student Affairs at North Carolina State University and the director of the Black Resource Center at the University of California, San Diego. Solomon will step into the part-time role until May 2023. 

"She has over two decades of experience advocating for historically underrepresented students and we are lucky to have her support for our students and staff," Jones wrote. 

Jones added that she will "continue to support the MLWC through the renovation and displacement period" as the MLWC is closed for the academic year after a chilled water pipe burst in September. 

A full-time position posting will come in spring, according to Jones. 


Audrey Wang | University News Editor

Audrey Wang is a Trinity sophomore and a university news editor of The Chronicle's 118th volume.

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