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New CDOs ‘Stand on the Shoulders’ of DEI Predecessors

An increasing number of organizations across all sectors have added chief diversity officer (CDO) positions to their workforces in recent years to meet the...

Business Schools Continue to Lag Behind in DEI Leadership

A cursory examination of more than 500 business school websites across the U.S.  appears to show that very few have chief diversity officers (CDOs)...

New Report Says Racial and Gender Disparities Persist at Virginia Military...

National law firm Barnes & Thornburg released a 152-page report this week that found Virginia Military Institute (VMI) upholds an environment of institutionalized racism...

U.S. Department of State Makes Historic First Chief Diversity Officer Appointment

This week, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken named Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley as the State Department's first chief diversity officer. The position was created in an...

Following Racism Allegations, Royal Family Considers Hiring a Diversity Leader

Buckingham Palace is reviewing diversity policies and considering appointing a diversity chief, according to multiple news reports on Sunday.  "Diversity is an issue which has...

INSIGHT Partners with University of Kentucky to Develop First-of-its-Kind DEI Doctoral...

While social justice advocates have long pushed for American institutions to make good on their professed values of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the demand...

Breaking the Cycle to Heal: How Campus Leadership Can Center...

For the past several months, we have faced a racial pandemic in the U.S. that has gained international attention. The pandemic of social injustice and...

4 Things CDOs Think You Should Know About Diversity, Equity, and...

Recent and repeated instances of police brutality toward Black Americans have motivated many students, faculty, and staff members to call on higher education institutions...

CDOs Positively Influence Business School Diversity Efforts

It is not uncommon for a college or university to have a chief diversity officer (CDO) overseeing institution-wide efforts to create an inclusive campus...

Beyond the Academy: Making the Transition from Higher Education CDO

Two years ago,  my friend and colleague Deborale Richardson-Phillips informed me that she was leaving her role as the district director of diversity and...

Canada Versus the U.S.

The Varying Role of Diversity and CDOs Across Borders As the first senior-level diversity leader at Ryerson University in Toronto — and one of the first...

Addressing Microaggressions in the Classroom to Improve Learning Outcomes

As a chief diversity officer (CDO), I often hear from students their concerns when they feel that a microaggression has been directed at them...

A CDO’s Perspective: Succession Onward and Upward

Only 17 percent of the individuals serving as college presidents are people of color. In contrast, more than 42 percent of all students enrolled...

The Chief Diversity Officer’s Growing Presence at Two-Year Colleges

 The number of chief diversity officers (CDOs) in higher education continues to rise. For many years, these positions were commonly associated with four-year colleges...

A Team Approach: Expanding the Work of Diversity and Inclusion Beyond...

At large universities, where campus constituents can number in the tens of thousands and academic colleges are numerous, it can be difficult for a...

INSIGHT Q&A: Damon A. Williams, PhD

Years after the release of his books on diversity leadership in higher education, the need for even greater change remains The groundbreaking books by Damon A....

Top 10 Recommendations for Inaugural CDOs

You walk into your new office, delighted at the opportunity to be recognized for your talents and professionalism as the implementer of your institution’s...

NADOHE Launches Certification Institute for Higher Education Diversity Professionals

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) will host its inaugural Standards of Professional Practice Institute (SPPI) June 14-17, 2017, at...

NADOHE to Host Inaugural Standards of Professional Practice Institute for CDOs

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) will host its inaugural Standards of Professional Practice Institute June 14-17, 2017, at the State...

Emerging from Within: How Chief Diversity Officers Can Use Organizational Sagas...

As diversity scholars and leaders in higher education, we recognize that the role of chief diversity officers (CDOs) builds upon the efforts of our...

Political Situations CDOs Should Avoid or Manage

The role of the chief diversity officer (CDO) in higher education continues to evolve into a position of increasing authority and one central to...

Campus Chief Diversity Officers: An Important, Evolving Role

Colleges and universities are incubators for intellectual dialogue, laboratories for creative and innovative inquiry, and hubs for cutting-edge research. But more important, college campuses...

Supporting Diversity Practitioners in Difficult Times

The spring of 2016 was an incredibly difficult time to be an LGBTQ center director in North Carolina. The season began with the passage...

The Role of the CDO in Advancing Gender Equity at a...

A look inside Georgia Tech’s gender equity initiative As diversity professionals in higher education, we are aware of the gender equity challenges faced by technology-focused...

The Role of Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in Law

INSIGHT’s discussion with chief diversity officers of three U.S. law firms  INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with three chief diversity officers at law firms across the country...

Health Professions CDO Roundtable

INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with the chief diversity officers of the country’s leading medical, dental, and veterinary higher education organizations about their roles...

Lead Others Through Their Diversity and Inclusion Journey by Developing Yourself

There is an old saying that goes, “You can only take others as far as you’ve gone yourself.” I am a big believer in this...

INSIGHT Welcomes NCAA’s Bernard Franklin as Editorial Board Member

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is excited to welcome to its Editorial Board Bernard Franklin, PhD, executive vice president of education and community engagement and...

Reflections on Changing a University’s Diversity Culture

I have been in academia now for  35 years. Looking back, I see how my experiences as a student, faculty member, naturalized citizen, and administrator...

INSIGHT Welcomes Lisa McBride as Editorial Board Member

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is happy to announce the addition of Lisa McBride, PhD, to its editorial board. McBride currently serves as chief diversity...

Invite Diverse Talent to Own Its Destiny (and a Piece of...

Today, in almost every sector, the race for talent is unprecedented. Executives — those responsible for providing customer and shareholder value — are looking...

Should White People Serve as Chief Diversity Officers?

Recently, I have had several conversations with white colleagues who have dedicated their educational pursuits to becoming advocates for social change. They describe experiencing...

The Class of 2015: Highlights and Reflections from CDOs Hired in...

The role of the chief diversity officer (CDO) is an evolving field that is in high demand. According to various higher education sources, there...

INSIGHT Welcomes James Felton as Editorial Board Member

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is happy to announce the addition of James A. Felton III to its editorial board. Felton currently serves as chief...

SUNY Adopts System-Wide Diversity and Inclusion Policy

In an attempt to make its campuses more inclusive, the State University of New York instituted a system-wide policy at its first academic meeting...

Purdue Challenges Faculty to Develop Projects to Increase Diversity

The Purdue University Office of the Provost announced this week its Diversity Transformation Award (DTA) program, which is an initiative to support increased minority...

Inclusive Visioning

The future requires more than “thinking outside the box.” It requires redefining what the box is in order to let go of institutional structures...

AACSB Appoints Chief Diversity and Inclusion Advocate

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, a global accrediting body and membership association for business schools, announced on Monday the...

Purdue Terminates Chief Diversity Officer Position

As of July 1, Purdue University no longer has a dedicated chief diversity officer (CDO) position. Purdue Provost Debasish Dutta has assumed the role...

Advancing Diversity Through CDO and SIO Collaboration

One of the ways that colleges and universities demonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion is by incorporating that commitment into their institutional strategic...

A CDO System

SUNY System to Appoint 40 New Chief Diversity Officers   The State University of New York will be appointing dozens of new chief diversity officers,...