VERMILLION, S.D. – Lamont Sellers, associate vice president for diversity at USD, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE).
The annual NCORE Conference is planned by the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies (SWCHRS) at the University of Oklahoma and is the leading and most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education.
As a member of the council, Sellers will help provide recommendations to the SWCHRS and its executive committee for the planning and programming of the annual conference for a period of three years. The NCORE National Advisory Council is composed of six committees, each with its own charge and set of co-chairs, as well as three co-chairs for the council as a whole. Sellers will serve on the Chief Diversity Office & Executive Leadership committee.
Sellers said he’s excited to serve on the NCORE Advisory Council and believes the appointment will show that USD is a leading university on the national level.
"I am excited about the opportunity to be recognized on a national scale and advocate for continued change in higher education with regard to diversity, inclusion and equity," Sellers said. "I have been involved with NCORE in my various professional positions over the past 16 years in higher education."