Tchet Dereic Dorman, a senior consultant for the American Cancer Society, died on Saturday, June 22, 2019. He was 54.
Dorman led the ACS’ diversity training and dialogue work. He also served as a liaison to several employee engagement groups. Prior to joining the ACS, he was the director of diversity for the Germantown Friends School.
Dorman served as an administrator and faculty member at more than a dozen colleges and universities throughout the U.S including Millersville University, Philadelphia University and Temple University.
He was the inaugural director of Student Support Services in the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (formerly the Office of Multicultural Affairs) at Temple. During his tenure, Dorman was one of the developers of the Graduate Certificate in Diversity Leadership.
He was the founder of the Temple University Transformational Intergroup Dialogue Program as well as the Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education. His advocacy in developing the youth led to his leadership in guiding the Philadelphia Scholars Program.
Dorman was the owner of Pyramid Consulting Services. He delivered more than 200 presentations promoting multicultural competency, inclusion, bias awareness and leadership development and facilitated more than 350 dialogues and offered intergroup dialogue facilitator training to professionals from community, K-12 and higher education institutions primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Dorman served on the National Board of Directors for the National Association for Multicultural Education as a regional director, served two terms as president for PA-NAME, and was named the Educator of the Year by NAME in 2007. Additionally, he was on the board of the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies, and a past national secretary of the African Heritage Studies Association and vice president of the National Black Student Unity Congress.
Dorman received a bachelor’s degree in Black studies and government from Oberlin College, and master’s and doctoral degrees in African American studies from Temple. The title of his dissertation was “An Afrocentric Critique of Race Dialogues: The Application of Theory and Practice in Africology.” He also received a graduate certificate in diversity leadership from Temple.
Services will be held July 2 at Germantown Friends Meeting House, 47 W. Coulter St. Viewing is at 10:30 a.m. Services will follow at 11:30 a.m.