“The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has named Yolanda Alovor to the newly created post of vice president of external affairs and equity, diversity and inclusion,” writes Diana Barr in Thursday’s (1/6) St. Louis Business Journal. “Alovor has served since September 2020 as chief of staff and vice president of diversity and belonging at Rosemont College in Rosemont, Pennsylvania….. Previously, Alovor had been health research project manager for the Centene Center for Health Transformation at Clayton-based managed care provider Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC), and a professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis teaching graduate-level education and social justice courses dealing with diversity and inclusion. Alovor holds a doctorate in educational research from UMSL, as well as a master’s degree in education from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s in political science from Texas Southern University…. In her new post with SLSO, Alovor will oversee its ongoing work toward equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and provide strategic leadership to the entire organization on all aspects of its EDI initiatives…. She will also oversee the orchestra’s external affairs and communications functions and will provide strategic guidance to elevate its profile locally, nationally and globally.”