Colleges and universities are closing on a regular basis and U. Maryland is adding diversity administration. Not smart.

From PR Newswire:

University of Maryland Appoints Georgina Dodge to Lead Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Maryland has named Georgina Dodge, PhD as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, Dodge will work closely with senior leaders, faculty, staff, students and external constituencies to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and respect as core institutional values. She will be a member of the President’s Cabinet, and work with the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Provost’s Council of Deans, and other senior leaders to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment.

“Following a highly competitive national search, Georgina was selected based upon her 23-year career of successful leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion at three universities,” said University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh. “She is a tireless advocate for human rights, civil liberties, and equal opportunity, and we welcome her to Maryland.”

Since 2017, Dodge has served as Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Bucknell University, and has held similar roles as Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President; Title IX Coordinator at the University of Iowa and Assistant Vice Provost of Office of Minority Affairs at The Ohio State University where she she convened and directed the university’s Bias Assessment and Response Team, produced the university’s annual diversity report and helped develop metrics for diversity performance evaluations.

“I am honored to be chosen to lead diversity and inclusion at the University of Maryland,” said Dodge. “Across many higher education institutions, I have listened and learned from the communities I serve, and I look forward to partnering across the university to foster a vibrant and inclusive climate for all.”

 
 
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