The Winston-Salem Journal reported Sunday that Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither has been relieved of her duties as Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusiveness at Salem College. Dr. Hines-Gaither may still remain at Salem as assistant professor of Spanish. Salem Sits, a blog ran by Salem students first reported Dr. Hines-Gaither’s removal from her position as Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusiveness on Thursday, just before the Memorial Day Weekend began. Clearly, Salem College’s administration chose to remove Dr. Hines-Gaither at a time that would draw the least amount of public scrutiny. Here’s The Journal’s excerpt of the letter that Salem College President Lorraine Sterritt released explaining her actions:
“The events of the past year have demonstrated that Salem needs to dedicate more resources to diversity and inclusiveness,” Sterritt wrote.