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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Cassandra Caldwell

October 4, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dr. Cassandra Caldwell

What Can I do with a PhD? Dr. Cassandra Caldwell returns to Chapel Hill to answer.

The Department of Communication welcomes thought leader and scholar Dr. Cassandra Caldwell back to Chapel Hill as the guest speaker for the fall 2023 Alumni Spotlight Series event to share alternative and non-academic career paths available with a PhD degree.


About Dr. Cassandra Caldwell

Dr. Cassandra D. Caldwell is an internationally renowned thought leader, author, faculty member, consultant, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and scholar.  She has been featured in numerous publications, including Black Enterprise Magazine, Profiles in Diversity Journal, HBCU Connect Magazine, INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine, and The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.


Dr. Caldwell is the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Akerman law firm. She has over 24 years of experience through several leadership roles with: Visa, General Electric, Sodexo, the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals, GlaxoSmithKline, 4-H Youth Development, North Carolina State University, and the US Department of Agriculture.

Read more on Dr. Caldwell here.

The Alumni Spotlight Series

The Department of Communication’s Alumni Spotlight Series brings back an alum once per semester to connect with our current student for meaningful conversation, advice, information. The department has an alumni base of prominent and successful professionals across a wide range of industries across the world. Each event is eligible for CLE credit and is open to the public unless otherwise noted.


October 4, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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