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Tinina Cade
Associate Vice President, Student Development
Director of Multicultural Affairs

Throughout her career Dr. Cade has focused her efforts upon supporting students to reach their academic and professional goals. As the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, she has established and implemented a variety of programs to enhance interpersonal growth, leadership development, a strong sense of empowerment, academic accomplishment, and the ultimate retention of American students of color at the University.

“Afro-Culture in Conflict with the Culture Developed by the School System," TESOL Conference.

“Developing Models for Success:  Mentoring Within the Community,” NASPA National Conference.
“Working Smarter, Not harder: Guides for Becoming More Effective at Your Job," National Student Leadership Conference.
Association on Higher Education and Disability
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
National Council on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
Institutional Service
Dr. Cade established the office of Multicultural Affairs in 1987 and has served as its’ sole Director throughout this time span. Within the office she has provided leadership in developing and implementing a comprehensive slate of programs and initiatives to support the admission, retention and personal growth and development for American students of color. Under her leadership, some hallmark initiatives include the Pre-Orientation transition program for incoming first-year students, various ethnic affinity support groups, special celebratory events, and the Oliver Hill Scholars Program. Dr. Cade is also the associate vice president for Student Development, and the Head of Student Disability Services here at the University. Over the years she has been actively engaged in several campus wide strategic plans, search committees, retention efforts, and discipline reviews, to name a few.
Additional Publications
“Black Parental Concerns About Their Children’s Involvement in School: Continuity Between these Perceptions and Student Disciplinary Problems in the Public Schools,” Doctoral Thesis, University of Pittsburg.

“Students on the Fringe: How to Cope as a Minority Student at a Predominantly White Institution," University of Pittsburgh Press.
B.A., University of Cincinnati
International Affairs
M.A., The Ohio State University
Student Personnel
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Higher Education Administration
Contact Information
330 Tyler Haynes Commons
(804) 289-8032
Areas of Expertise
Director, Oliver Hill Scholars Program
Multicultural Student Support
Designated Title IX Conduct Officer