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Alphonso Atkins, Jr.

Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion | USC Upstate

"At the end of the day what we're really trying to do is make sure that every person here feels as if this is a welcoming space."

As the Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, Alphonso Atkins, Jr. is the chief diversity officer for USC Upstate. In this role, Atkins works closely with university leaders to advance core values of equity and inclusion. He provides leadership, strategic direction, and counsel related to creating inclusive business practices, producing equitable student outcomes, and developing diversity policies.


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