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tashikaTashika Griffith, associate dean of students in the Office of the Dean of Students, joined the UT staff this summer after serving as an assistant dean in the Dean of Students Office at the University of Miami in Florida.

Background: Tashika received her bachelor’s degree in English with a certification in ethnic studies from Florida Atlantic University and her master’s degree in higher education and leadership policies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She completed her doctoral degree in education from Northeastern University.

Here are a few more interesting facts about Tashika:

Hometown: Freeport, Bahamas

One interesting fact about you: I love to sing!

Favorite place you have visited: The Bahamas

Favorite movie: Coming to America

Favorite sports team: Oakland Raiders

The most interesting thing you’ve learned about UT: The first female students were admitted in 1891 and in 1952 the university admitted its first African American graduate student.