FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2021
Magnificat High School Announces Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Rocky River, OH - Magnificat High School President Moira Clark '77 and Board Chairperson Colleen Moran O'Neil '88 today announced that Janetta Hammock has been named the school's Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, effective April 19, 2021. She joins Magnificat from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), where since 2011, she has served in various diversity positions, most recently as Director of Diversity and Strategic Initiatives.
"We are thrilled to welcome Janetta to Magnificat," said Magnificat President Moira Clark '77. "The breadth and depth of her experience in developing diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and fostering inclusive communities will serve our students and our community well."
As Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Hammock will partner with the Leadership Team to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion across departments. She will lead the Anti-Racism Advisory Task Force, which was formed earlier this year; lead the Equity and Inclusion committee for faculty and staff; develop student leadership in matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion; engage in the development and planning of an annual Equity Summit; use an equity lens to review and update school policies and procedures; and identify and engage strategic partners that will advance the school's diversity, equity, and inclusion vision.
Prior to her work at CWRU, Hammock served in a number of capacities at John Carroll University and in the Office of Government and Public Affairs at the American Council on Education. A certified diversity professional, Hammock earned master's degrees in philosophy with an emphasis in diversity management from Cleveland State University and in cultural studies/African American history from Morgan State University. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Michigan State University.
"I am excited to join the Magnificat community and work with others in the critically important work of cultivating more inclusive and equitable learning and work environments," Hammock said. "Magnificat is committed to taking bold steps to bring about sustainable change that will positively impact students, staff, alumnae, and local communities. I am grateful to be part of these efforts."
ABOUT MAGNIFICAT HIGH SCHOOL: Magnificat High School, a girls' Catholic, college-preparatory high school in Rocky River, OH, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, calls young women to live Mary's Magnificat in the world. For more information, visit www.magnificaths.org.