Dr. Faye Gary, EdD, RN, FAAN, is the Medical Mutual of Ohio Kent W. Clapp Chair and Professor of Nursing at the Bolton School of Nursing at CWRU. Dr. Gary also holds a secondary appointment with the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine. Her passion for excellence and assisting the next generation of Provost Scholars inspired her to build and expand the Provost Scholars program through the plans of two visionary leaders: Provost William Baeslack and Superintendent Ms. Myrna Loy Corley. Her work with Provost William Baeslack and the East Cleveland City School Superintendent, Ms. Myrna Corley, has resulted in the Provost Scholars serving over 30 students in the city of East Cleveland and impacting the future of middle and high school students over the past two years. Dr. Gary received her bachelor's degree in Nursing and Sociology from Florida A & M University, her master's degree in Psychiatric Nursing (Child and Adolescent) and Anthropology from Saint Xavier College in Chicago, Illnois, and her doctorate degree in Childhood Behavioral Disorders and Anthropology from the University of Florida in Gainsville, Florida.
Katrice Williams, MSSA, MNO, previously worked as a policy associate for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and as a graduate assistant with the Provost Scholars. Ms. Williams earned her graduate degrees in Social Administration and Nonprofit Organization from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) and her bachelor's degree in International Relations from Stanford University (CA). Before attending MSASS in 2013, she worked in several countries including in Lagos, Nigeria as an editorial consultant and in Mwange Refugee Camp, Zambia as a Women's Rights and Empowerment Coordinator with Congolese refugees. At the ACLU of Ohio, Ms. Williams focused on voting rights, criminal justice reform and mass incarceration. She also oversaw the ACLU's "Collateral Sanctions 101" video project and took dozens of speaking engagements on voting rights, racial equity and mass incarceration. She plans to continue working with the Provost Scholars and attend law school in the near future.