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Letitia Lyneka Price named assistant director of the Ohio University Women’s Center

Letitia Lyneka Price, a doctoral candidate in OHIO’s Education Administration and Leadership program in the Patton College of Education, has joined the Ohio University Women’s Center as its assistant director.

Price has completed a graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at OHIO. Price earned their bachelor’s degree in Sport Science for Performance Coaching and a master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science both from Sheffield Hallam University. They plan to defend their dissertation to the Patton College in the next few months.

During their time at OHIO, Price served as commissioner for women’s affairs on the Graduate Student Senate for over three years. Currently, Price instructs the Introduction to Diversity Studies course at OHIO. Price is also a diversity, equity, and inclusion educator for the United Soccer Coaches of USA. Price brought the National Girls and Women’s Sports Day to Athens in 2019.

“In addition to supporting the Women’s Center and mission in empowering marginalized genders across the University and surrounding communities, I whole heartedly believe in the power of transnational feminist organizing and would endeavor to be an invaluable person in assisting with the advocacy of increasing inclusiveness for students, expanding the awareness of the Women’s Center and educating on the intersectionality of identities and gender.” Price said. 

Price joins OHIO after an extensive national search. The search committee was chaired by Ann Brandon (Associate Director, Prevention and Education) and comprised of Te'Aylis Jackson (an OHIO student), Jen Bowie (Chief of Staff to the Vice President of University Advancement, Development and member of Margaret Boyd Scholars advisory board), Lisa Flowers-Clements (Assistant Director of Office of Multicultural Success and Retention), Michelle O’Malley (Associate Professor of Instruction, Linguistics and member of Margaret Boyd Scholars advisory board), Jessica Altshuler (graduate student of the Women’s Center), Tony Tyler (Assistant Director Recruitment, Selection, Training, and Development Housing and Residence Life), and Patty Stokes, (Associate Professor of Instruction, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies).

Price officially began their duties for the Women’s Center on December 5, 2022.

“I’m thrilled that Letitia has joined Ohio University as the assistant director of the Women’s Center,” said Interim Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Salome Nnoromele. “Letitia’s international experiences, extensive scholarly experiences, and their belief in educating on the intersectionality of identities and gender will help further OHIO’s commitment to fostering supportive and collaborative environments that enable individuals to become their best selves.”

Ohio University Women’s Center Director Dr. Chris Fowler remarked, “Letitia’s experience advocating for underrepresented identities will allow them to bring insight into the center and help create new and relevant programming and education to the University. I’m excited to have Letitia joining the center, I have seen their dedication and enthusiasm to women’s and gender issues. They will be a valuable member of our team.”

About OHIO Women's Center

The Women’s Center provides students, faculty and staff with information, services and programs that address matters around gender equity. Throughout the fall semester, programming has centered around women’s reproductive health and access. In the spring programming will include Women’s History Month, the annual Take Back the Night event and educational workshops.

December 8, 2022
Staff reports