Carol A. Sumner, EdD
Carol A. Sumner was appointed Vice President of the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion on June 18, 2018.
Before her appointment, Sumner served as the senior associate dean of students at Arizona State University. She arrived at the Phoenix campus of ASU in 2006 and served in several positions with the university, including working as a member of the TRIO Student Support Services program and as director of the University Academic Success Programs (UASP) at the West campus and founding director of the same programs at the Downtown Phoenix campus.
Sumner also served as an associate dean in the Office of the Dean of Students at the Tempe campus of ASU and was the university lead for Culture@ASU, which identifies and celebrates a diverse and multifaceted university culture through art, food, music, lectures and the celebration of traditions, among other things. She led the University International Student Service Committee and served as university chair for the Committee for Campus Inclusion, as a member of the ASU Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and as a member of the ASU Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee.
Her career in higher education prior to ASU includes positions at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri; Illinois State University; and Wilberforce University.
Sumner earned her bachelor's degree in public relations with a minor in Spanish, and her master's degree in higher and postsecondary education at Illinois State University. She earned her doctorate in higher and postsecondary education from ASU.