Sherri Ann Charleston named chief diversity and inclusion officer

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 12:30 in Mathematics & Economics

Sherri Ann Charleston, one of the nation’s leading experts in diversity and higher education, has been named Harvard’s chief diversity and inclusion officer (CDIO), President Larry Bacow announced today. Her appointment is effective Aug. 1. A historian trained in U.S. history with a focus on race, women, gender, citizenship, and the law, and an attorney with a specialization in constitutional and employment law, Charleston most recently served as the assistant vice provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion and chief affirmative action officer at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison. “Sherri is an administrative leader and interdisciplinary scholar whose work at the intersection of history and law informs her efforts to translate theory into practice that improves higher education,” Bacow wrote in an email sent this morning to the University community welcoming Charleston to her new position. “She is widely admired for her ability to integrate all aspects of an institution into her strategic...

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