Updated: February 03, 2012 9:02 am (ET)
by America East Communications
In an effort to honor the
African-American faculty and administrators from each of the nine schools
affiliated with the America East, the conference is putting together a
nine-part video series featuring one prominent African-American from each
school. These features will highlight the connection each of these individuals
have on campus as well as in the surrounding communities.
at one institution for 27 years people would ask, “What has kept you here for all
those years?” This is the case for Ms.
DeLois Lindsey, the Vice President for Student Development at the University of
Hartford. She has been at the helm for
student development ever since and has improved the cultural diversity on
campus through various programs and organizations. There is only one answer to why she has been
at the University of Hartford for 27 years and as she said, “the students keep
service is a very important piece to her office, student organizations, and the
university community. There are several
programs that have been running for 16 years and as years pass, more traditions
arise and create a sense a unity amongst the university and surrounding
communities. DeLois Lindsey participates
in a range of projects including black history month presentations in neighboring
schools, served as the Executive Secretary for the West Indian Foundation,
served on the NCAA Re-accreditation and Steering Committees, and a plethora of
other projects in the community.
an individual who has put the community first and made an impact through her
work, DeLois Lindsey is an ideal representative for the University of Hartford
during Black History Month.