Haughton Named Director of Equity and Student Success

Dr. Gina Haughton has been named University School of Milwaukee’s director of equity and student success. She reports to Steve Hancock, USM’s head of school, and holds key administrative, multifunctional responsibilities to ensure USM student equity and success in their experience at, and beyond, USM. She will partner with Hancock and the school’s leadership team to define and lead the school’s PK–12 justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) vision and strategy, including the establishment of plans, programs, and metrics for evaluation.

Haughton joined USM in 2019 as the school’s director of student success. Previously she served as a member of Cardinal Stritch University’s graduate program faculty and served as the chair of their master’s-level programs in teaching, inclusive education, and higher education student affairs leadership. She earned a Ph.D. in leadership through learning for the advancement of service from Cardinal Stritch University, and holds a bachelor’s in education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her areas of research include leadership, racism, and multiculturalism.

“It has become clear to me that I need a partner in leading this important work, and I did not have to look far to find my perfect match in Dr. Haughton,” said Hancock. “Gina has listened, learned, and accomplished a great deal this past school year. She loves USM, and together we want to see the school develop as a leader in the areas of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.”
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