Dr. Bevely joined Providence College in July 2016 as assistant dean of students and director of cultural education in the Student Affairs Division. He was promoted to the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as assistant vice president and Title VI coordinator in March 2019. Dr. Bevely is also co-director of the Dialogue, Inclusion and Democracy (D.I.D.) Lab, and an adjunct faculty member at PC. Dr. Beverly has taught courses in PC’s Development of Western Civilization program, in the Global Studies major, in Public and Community Service Studies and Elementary/Special Education, in the School of Continuing Education and in the College’s Master’s degree in Higher Education program.
“I am confident that Quincy is the right choice to lead our DEI efforts going forward. He knows our institution well, and he has established important and substantive relationships with many of our students, faculty and staff. He has a strong vision as to how we can move PC forward on DEI matters which aligns with my own thinking on these issues,” President Sicard said.
A native of Chicago, IL, Dr. Bevely earned both his undergraduate degree in Psychology (2010) and a Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education (2012) from Northern Illinois University. He also earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counseling and Student Development from Kansas State University (2021). He is a member of the National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE). He is an accredited senior diversity officers through earning certification in NADOHE’s Standards of Professional Practice Institute (SPPI) for Chief Diversity Officers. In addition, Dr. Beverly has represented the College in the Inclusive Leadership Program of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Consortium for High Achievement and Success, and at the Senior Diversity Officers meeting for the annual American Catholic Colleges and Universities organization.
Dr. Bevely and his colleague, Dr. Nicholas V. Longo, were the recipients of a $250,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations in July 2022 in support of Conversations for Change, a campus -wide initiative to promote civil discourse across campus and in the local community. Conversations for Change is designed to foster skills for active citizenship by strategically embedding dialogue and deliberation in courses, student life, and professional development opportunities. Conversations for Change provides student leaders, faculty and staff with skills to facilitate dialogue related to disputed questions locally and nationally.
Founded in 1917, Providence College is the only college or university in the United States administered by the Dominican Friars. The Catholic, liberal arts college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 4,100 students and offers degrees in 56 academic majors. Since 1997, Providence College consistently has been ranked among the top five regional universities in the North according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”