Dr. McNeil Appointed AVP for Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

By Daniel DiPrinzio | July 9, 2021
Angela McNeil

As part of Arcadia’s commitment and vision, the University is pleased to announce that Dr. Angela McNeil has been appointed the new Assistant Vice President for Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion effective June 1.  

Reporting directly to the Provost, Dr. McNeil will have institution-wide responsibilities as she takes on this pivotal leadership role. She will serve as a member of the Heads of Schools and Colleges Team and the Academic Affairs Leadership Team, as well as an ex officio member of the Academics Committee of the Faculty Senate. Dr. McNeil will lead a data-informed and stakeholder-driven approach to guiding and coordinating University initiatives, expanding programming, enhancing student support, and developing sustainable approaches to Arcadia’s equity, inclusion, and anti-racism efforts. Dr. McNeil will work collaboratively with University stakeholders to establish a comprehensive and cohesive plan to address systemic issues. Additionally, she will also have a part-time therapist appointment in the Counseling Center.

Dr. McNeil has held many roles and engaged in collaborations across the University during her 20+ total years at Arcadia. A constant voice for underrepresented students, she served as the inaugural Multicultural Affairs director and Act 101 counselor. She most recently served as ACT 101 Program Director, an equal opportunity program, and as a project manager on the Anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) Project Team. She also has served on the UKnighted Aspirational Committee, helping to craft the new vision of Arcadia University. Past professional roles have included stints at the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, and Tree of Life Behavioral Health Center. 

Dr. McNeil earned a Doctor of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Eastern University, a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at Radford University, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Hampton University.