Dr. Aleza Beverly, Dean of Intercultural Engagement
One of Anderson University's strategic priorities is to build intercultural responsiveness and to employ more faculty and staff who bring ethnic and cultural diversity. Toward that goal, Dr. Aleza Beverly has accepted a new appointment as dean of intercultural engagement.
In her new role, Beverly will work collaboratively with the AU Human Resources staff and other hiring managers to promote, advertise, interview, hire, and retain individuals who add to the university's institutional ethnic diversity. The new position also serves Anderson University internally and externally through community and church partnerships that strengthen the university's commitment to intercultural engagement. Beverly also serves on the Anderson University MOSAIC team, which works to create an interculturally responsive campus environment.
Beverly is an alumna of Anderson University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1983. She earned a Master of Science in Management from the International College of the Cayman Islands in 1986, a Master of Arts in Adult, Community, and Higher Education from Ball State University in 1996, and a doctorate in Adult, Community, and Higher Education from Ball State University in 2004.
Beverly is a member of the Indiana Council for Continuing Education, serving as secretary (1996-1998) and president (2000-2002). She served on the liaison board of Ivy Tech Community College in the mid-1990s. Beverly is an active member of the Sherman Street Church of God, serving on the board of elders and executive committee.