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University Leadership

DeEtta Jones and Jerome Offord
April 9, 2018
President Richard Feldman recently announced that he has engaged the support of the consulting firm DeEtta Jones and Associates to help guide key elements of the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The agency’s principal and founder DeEtta Jones and associate Jerome Offord will visit Rochester in late April to meet with various campus and community constituents.Read More
March 30, 2018
Kevin Beckford is the University of Rochester’s first senior director of staff diversity, equity, and inclusion, a newly created position. In this Q&A, Beckford shares thoughts about his new role, the opportunities and challenges ahead, and the best practices to ensure diversity and equity among the University’s employees. Read More
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March 3, 2018
The University Board of Trustees in mid-February approved the creation of an ad hoc White Report Oversight Committee to offer guidance on structural and cultural transformation initiatives. The committee met on March 2 and plans to meet regularly.Read More
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February 22, 2018
A new University Diversity Committee will collaborate, share best practices, report on progress, and identify priorities, goals, and requirements. President Richard Feldman will serve as chair until a permanent University-wide diversity leader is appointed. Read More
Beth Olivarus
January 23, 2018
Beth Olivares has begun an expanded role as dean for diversity in Arts, Sciences & Engineering, one she hopes will “give a voice to people in the University community who don’t feel their voices are heard.”Read More