The Western New York Coalition of Multicultural Offices in Higher Education (CMOHE) presented Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah of Hilbert College with its Leadership Award. Jabbaar-Gyambrah, outgoing chairperson of CMOHE (2011-2013) and director of Hilbert’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, received CMOHE’s top leadership award for moving the organization forward with a vision.
CMOHE unites professionals, encourages collaboration, and fosters support for its partners. This is to help representatives fulfill their colleges’ and universities’ cross-cultural goals, while encouraging awareness and respect for pluralism. Such active involvement generates intercultural dialogue and a collaborative spirit among Western New York institutions of higher education.
Members of CMOHE hold cross-cultural positions at Buffalo State College, Canisius College, D’Youville College, Hilbert College, Medaille College, Niagara County Community College, Niagara University, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Geneseo, and the University at Buffalo.
Jabbaar-Gyambrah is an alumna of the University at Buffalo. She holds a Ph.D. in Women’s Studies, with an advanced certificate in teaching for leadership in diversity. At Hilbert since 2009, she is responsible for advancing co-curricular programming for student engagement, budget management, designing cultural workshops, and assisting with retention initiatives. Jabbaar-Gyambrah has served as the colleges’ co-chair of their five-year strategic planning committee and is also a member of the Senior Leadership Academy for the Council of Independent Colleges class of 2011-2012.
The CMOHE leader has presented at several prominent conferences, including the National Conference of Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, Year of Ghana: International Conference & Business Forum at Kennesaw State University, National Women’s Studies Association Conference, the Policy History Conference, and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). For more information about CMOHE, contact Dr. Jabbaar-Gyambrah at firstname.lastname@example.org.