Diversity and Community Director Promoted to Associate VP

Image Lamont Sellers Lamont Sellers, the new associate vice president for diversity at USD.

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Lamont Sellers, who has served as director of the USD Center for Diversity & Community for the past two years, has been named the new associate vice president for diversity.

Sellers was instrumental in getting the center off the ground two years ago, developing programs to provide diversity and social justice training as well as multicultural leadership.

He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a master’s in higher education administration from the University of Denver.

Before coming to USD in 2014 he served as associate director and African American services coordinator at the University of Denver; associate director of the Diversity Institute at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania; and as senior academic advisor at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News