William Scott Carreathers
Director of the Office of African American Affairs
William Scott Carreathers was previously the director of African American Student Services at the University of New Mexico, a role he has held for almost 20 years, since 2002. It’s the capstone work of a career in which he has spent more than 30 years leading progressive and innovative student-focused initiatives. A trusted voice for young black students in academic, social and career-pathway settings, Carreathers has advised student organizations and individual students. From 2005 to 2010, he was associate dean for diversity initiatives, linking the Division of Student Affairs and the University College Advising Center. Other roles at the University of New Mexico include senior academic advisor and university representative, helping to develop a recruitment plan and liaising with counselors and educators in New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. Carreathers has an undergraduate degree in health from Northwest Oklahoma State University and a master of education degree from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas.
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