Chevelle Newsome, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at Sacramento
State, has been named Special Assistant to the President by University President
In her new role, Newsome will focus on developing diversity initiatives related
to the goals of the University’s Destination 2010 initiative. She will
also serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
Newsome earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in communication
studies from Sacramento State and a doctorate in political communication at
the University of Oklahoma. She joined the Sacramento State faculty in 1994
and has served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies since the summer of
In addition to being an educator, Newsome is an author, editor, public speaker,
communication consultant, and advocate for at-risk and underrepresented individuals.
She has published several articles relating to the communication of race in
American society and women’s issues in healthcare.
A high-resolution image of Newsome is available for download at www.csus.edu/news/imagedownload.
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