A Tribute to Excellence and Equity: the John Brooks Slaughter Center for Engineering Diversity

“The USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Center for Engineering Diversity is undergoing a transformation that transcends mere nomenclature. Etched into its name, the center will now have a story that personally embodies a quest for diversity, excellence and equity – one that honors a man whose life has been a testament to the very ideals it champions: John Brooks Slaughter. ”  (Lewis, 2023)

“Slaughter’s trailblazing accomplishments include being the first Black director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the first Black president of Occidental College and the first Black chancellor of the University of Maryland. Slaughter joined USC in January of 2010 as a USC Viterbi distinguished professor of engineering with a joint appointment at the USC Rossier School of Education, but his legacy extends far beyond titles and accolades.” (Lewis, 2023)

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Published on September 24th, 2023

Last updated on September 24th, 2023