Yolanda T. Moses

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Dr. Yolanda T. Moses "is the President of the City College of New York, one of nine colleges of the City University of New York. She has distinguished herself as an educator, anthropologist, and administrator. Prior to her appointment as president of City College in 1993, Dr. Moses was the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and professor of anthropology at California State University, Dominquez Hills (1988-93) and a faculty person at California State Polytechnic University (Pomona) from 1985-1988. At the latter campus, she chaired the Ethnic and Women's Studies Department and served as Dean of the School of Liberal Arts. Moses graduated from Perris High School, Valley College (class of 1966), California State University, San Bernardino and earned her Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of California, Riverside.

"She was an Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto. She has published extensively and served as the 74th president of the American Anthropological Association, the world's largest association of anthropologists. Her academic life reflects her personal commitments as evidenced by her expertise in multicultural education, ethnic diversity and women's issues. Since 1996 she has been a member of the Ford Foundation Board of Trustees, and in 1997 she received UC Riverside's 1997 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Of her experience at Valley she noted: "My educational foundation at SBVC served me well. My professors believed in me and would not let me work below my potential." She is the wife of James F. Bawek and the mother of daughters, Shana and Antonia. Dr. Moses was inducted into the Valley College Alumni Hall of Fame in 1995." [1]

She is a member of Human Rights Watch Women's Rights Advisory Committee and in 2000 was cochair of Human Rights Watch Academic Freedom Committee.

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