BULLET St. Louis City Resolution Number 217
January 11, 2013
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Dr. Karla Scott

WHEREAS, a proud native of East St. Louis, Illinois, Dr. Karla Scott graduated from Saint Louis University in 1981 with a degree in Communication and spent several years working as a journalist and hospital public relations practitioner in her home town before returning to graduate school. She earned her Masters Degree in Organizational Communication from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a Doctorate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a focus on Intercultural Communication; and

WHEREAS, she returned to Saint Louis University in 1994 as a member of the communication faculty where she developed and taught courses on culture and communication including Communicating Across Racial Divisions; Gender and Communication and Language and Cultural Diversity. In 2000 she was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure and that same year also appointed Director of the Saint Louis University African American Studies program which became a degree granting after 10 years of growth under her leadership; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Scott's research interest in culture and communication also led to a focus on issues related to race, gender and health in African American communities. She worked as consultant on several federally funded projects focusing on cultural competence in AIDS prevention programs and also served as Project Director for the Midwest Prevention Intervention Center of the African American Prevention Intervention Network (MPIC-APIN). This $3.5 million, five-year capacity building assistance program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided training for culturally specific HIV prevention education programs for African Americans; and

WHEREAS, the recipient of three Saint Louis University teaching awards and a College of Arts & Sciences mentoring award, Dr. Scott is also the 1996 recipient of the Kramerae Outstanding Dissertation Award presented by the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender (OSCLG) and the 2006 recipient of the OSCLG Special Award for "Weaving scholarship, teaching, mentoring and community activism to improve the lives of African American Women". In 2010 the Saint Louis University's Women's Commission named her a Woman of the Year for her "dedication to her students and to the SLU community, furthering diversity initiatives and education and pushing students to think outside of the box" ; and

WHEREAS, an experienced dialogue facilitator and diversity consultant, Dr. Scott currently serves as Co-Chair of Saint Louis University's President's Diversity Council.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis that we pause in our deliberations to recognize Dr. Karla Scott and we wish her continued success, achievement and accomplishment and we further direct the Clerk of this Board to spread a copy of this Resolution across the minutes of these proceedings and to prepare a commemorative copy to the end that it may be presented to our honorees at a time and place deemed appropriate by the Sponsor.

Introduced on the 11th day of January, 2013 by:

Honorable Marlene Davis, Alderman 19th Ward

Adopted this the 11th day of January, 2013 as attested by:

David W. Sweeney
Clerk, Board of Aldermen

Lewis E. Reed
President, Board of Aldermen

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