Meet the Director

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Dr. Linwood B. Whitten 

Director of Diversity and International Affairs/Title IX Coordinator

Alabama State University 


Linwood B. Whitten currently serves as the Director of Diversity and International Affairs at Alabama State University (ASU), where he is also the Title IX Coordinator for the institution.  In his role at ASU, he serves as the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and Responsible Officer (RO), in which he advises and manages both the F-1 and J-1 visa programs through SEVIS administration.  Dr. Whitten also oversees diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus to ensure equity and access for all underrepresented students, faculty and staff.  Most recently, he was selected by the nationally acclaimed Diversity Abroad Network in Global Education (Diversity Abroad) to serve as a Task Force Member for Minority Serving Institutions.