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“Let’s be unstoppable, together”

Krishauna Hines-Gaither, PhD, sees the Mount as a model for the nation

February 17, 2022

Hines-Gaither at the dedication ceremony of The Bernadette Gonzaque Robert Center for Equity, Diversity and Justice, last November.
Hines-Gaither at the dedication ceremony of The Bernadette Gonzaque Robert Center for Equity, Diversity and Justice, last November.

Krishauna Hines-Gaither, PhD, joined the Mount in January as the inaugural vice president for equity, diversity and justice. As a nationally recognized diversity educator and leader, Hines-Gaither is focused on establishing the Mount as a model for antiracist teaching and learning. “I’m building on a legacy where amazing things have already happened at the Mount,” explained Hines-Gaither. “I want to tell our story and set a standard for other EDJ centers throughout the nation.”

Hines-Gaither is a prolific and much sought-after writer and speaker on antiracist language and diversity topics. She recently contributed two articles to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ winter magazine, which focused on antiracism, and is under contract as a co-author of “The Antiracist World Language Classroom” from Routledge Press.

Hines-Gaither brings to the Mount almost two decades of experience in higher education and a focus in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion scholarship and practice.
Hines-Gaither brings to the Mount almost two decades of experience in higher education and a focus in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion scholarship and practice.

Hines-Gaither will drive efforts to further strengthen equity and inclusion within the University. “I want broad-based engagement and to build networks of support throughout the campus. Our work is dependent on the support of every Athenian,” said Hines-Gaither.

Before joining Mount Saint Mary’s, Hines-Gaither served as the interim vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion and the director of the Intercultural Engagement Center at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. Earlier, she served as the inaugural director of diversity and inclusiveness at Salem College, a women’s college in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Before transitioning into college administration, Hines-Gaither was a Spanish professor.

Hines-Gaither looks forward to working in close collaboration with   students, faculty and staff at the Mount. “Let’s do this together. Let’s be unstoppable, together.”