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Durham, North Carolina,27708
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Dr. Zoila Airall Duke University University of Pennsylvania Dr. Zoila Airall was raised and educated amidst a rich fabric of cultural and global diversity. She received her elementary education in the Panama Canal Zone and high school education in Kaiserslautern, Germany. She received her higher education from Rutgers University and received two Masters Degrees from Teachers College at Columbia University, New York. And, she received her Doctoral Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Airall currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for the Division of Student Affairs at Duke University in North Carolina. Prior to this position, at the invitation of the President of Bryn Mawr College, she served on that campus as the Director of Institutional Diversity for six years. She also served for twelve years at the University of Pennsylvania in higher education. Dr. Airall's presence in Student Affairs is not by accident. Students are her first and greatest passion and travel follows as a close second. In these last several years, Dr. Airall's work in higher education has taken her to Israel, England, Morocco, Spain, and Puerto Rico. She is also preparing for upcoming trips to Eastern Europe in the near future. Dr. Airall is a staunch supporter of campus globalization and believes, as educators, it is our urgent responsibility to prepare our students for their global future through diverse educational methods and environment.
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Organist Calvary is blessed to have the musical gifts of Zoila Airall. In her life outside the church, Dr. Airall, a native of New Jersey, is Duke Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. She provides leadership and administrative oversight of student organizations and events, multi-cultural programming, support services for international students, community service and student leadership programs.
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Zoila Airall ?Educational anthropologist Zoila Airall is a visionary thought leader in higher education with a reputation for inspirational leadership that results in transformational change. She typically employs a strategic focus and democratic leadership style that motivates students, faculty, staff, and senior university administrators to embrace a wide-angle view of campus culture that includes listening to community members located on the margins. Airall brings a 45-year track record of successful accomplishments in education. As the associate vice president in Student Affairs at Duke University, she has supervision of campus life that comprises nine departments: International House, Center for Multicultural Affairs, Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, Women's Center, Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Center for Jewish Life at Duke, the Center for Muslim Life, and the University Center for Activities and Events which includes the Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Center for Leadership Development and Social Action and Center for Campus Conferences and Events.
"She brings strong management skills, expertise in LGBTQ issues, theories and perspectives," said Zoila Airall, Duke's assistant vice president of campus life, in a statement from the Duke Office of News & Communications.
At the council, she helped lead a project to improve stability for LGBTQI youth in California's child welfare and juvenile justice system. She also has conducted training and presentations on social justice and the LGBT community. She was invited by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to submit recommendations on the equitable treatment of LGBTQ youth.
Now in their 90s, the Airalls call Durham home, thanks to an invitation by their eldest daughter, Zoila Airall, assistant vice president of campus life at Duke University.
Airall is active in his new community including the Beta Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Southwest Durham Rotary Club where he was honored as Rotarian of the Year and Epworth United Methodist Church. Clara is an active member of the Mu Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Epworth UMC. "I like Durham," Clara said. "I don't miss the cold of New Jersey. I miss the Broadway plays of New York so I've decided to use DPAC as my second home." "I like Durham very much so far," Airall said. "The relaxation, meeting new people, I meet new people here all the time. I like the climate and the beauty of the place.