New Report Defines the Role of the Chief Diversity Officer in Higher Education

A new report from the American Council on Education provides a template for university administrators on the duties and the role of a chief diversity officer. Authored by Damon A. Williams, assistant vice provost at the University of Connecticut, and Katrina C. Wade-Golden, a senior research scientist at the University of Michigan, the report provides a blueprint that helps define the role the chief diversity officer should play at an institution of higher education. Williams hopes that the report “makes a contribution that higher education leaders can innovate from as they develop dynamic diversity capabilities at their respective institutions.”

The report, entitled The Chief Diversity Officer: A Primer for College and University Presidents, can be purchased for $25 at the council’s Web site by clicking here.