Trulaske Announces Inaugural Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Director

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Dean Ajay Vinzé recently announced the hire of Erika Aaron as the inaugural director of inclusion, diversity and equity at Trulaske.

Previously, Aaron was a faculty recruitment specialist with the MU Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity.

At Trulaske, Aaron will be a strategic leader in bringing best practices in inclusive excellence to all areas of the Trulaske College of Business. In her new role, she will develop, manage and support initiatives that promote a diverse and inclusive community in the college; provide training and programs to support the needs of faculty, staff and students; and offer recommendations for innovative best practices in the IDE area to all college constituents.

Aaron brings a rich career history to this new role. Before joining the university, she was a global marketing and communications consultant with Community Consent; corporate director of community engagement and communications for Waste Management in Atlanta: associate manager of national consumer marketing programs for Coca-Cola in Atlanta; and marketing manager in the Integrated Digital Enhanced Network Division at Motorola in Schaumburg, Ill.

A native of Jefferson City, Mo., Aaron holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Hampton University, an MBA from Roosevelt University and a certificate in corporate citizenship management from Boston College. She currently serves as marketing and communications chair of the Central Missouri Chapter of The Links, Incorporated; as a member of the Central Missouri Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.; and as president-elect of the Jefferson City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Aaron is a collaborator whose goal will be to help others at Trulaske develop outstanding programs and communicate their value while ensuring that the college welcomes and supports all faculty, staff and students. She fills an important new role in the college, bringing sophisticated skills in strategy development and extensive expertise to ensure that Trulaske is a leader on and off campus in its IDE efforts.