This site is a gathering point for people in the LADO community to connect and share ideas and resources.
History and Mission
Founded in 2007, the Liberal Arts Diversity Officers (LADO) consortium promotes best practices and innovative strategies in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
LADO offers an opportunity for the chief diversity officers (CDOs) working in select liberal arts settings to collaborate actively and engage in mutual learning, as well as to provide leadership in implementing and publicizing effective diversity strategies in higher education.
We are dedicated to facilitating systematic and systemic change in support of academic excellence and learning across all constituencies. And we work together to address the unique challenges and opportunities in liberal arts communities surrounding issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Purpose of the Consortia
Private liberal arts colleges (and smaller liberal arts universities) produce graduates with disproportionate representation in leading private, corporate, and public companies and institutions. Our institutions therefore have an increasingly important role to play in the national dialog about the importance of liberal arts education, critical thinking, civic and community engagement, and diversity and inclusion as being foundational to those goals.
Mike E. Reed, Dickinson College (Co-chair and co-founder)
Crystal Williams, Bates College (Co-chair)
Miguel Fernandez, Middlebury
Amit Taneja, Holy Cross
other member names forthcoming…
Membership Committee (Gretchel Hathaway, Chair)
Research and Education Committee (Miguel Fernandez and Amit Taneja, Co-chairs)
External Affairs and Education Committee (Robbin Chapman, Chair)
Who We Are
|Amherst College||Norm Jones||Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer|
|Bates College||Crystal A. Williams||Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer|
|Bucknell University||TBD||Associate Provost for Diversity|
|College of the Holy Cross||Amit Taneja||Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer|
|Connecticut College||John McKnight||Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion (interim)|
|Davidson College||Wendy Raymond||Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty|
|Dickinson College||Michael E. Reed||Vice President for Initiatives|
|Gettysburg College||Jeanne Arnold||Chief Diversity Officer, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion|
|Hampshire College||Diana Fernandez||Chief Diversity Officer|
|Lafayette College||Robin Rinehart||Dean of the Faculty and Senior Diversity Officer|
|Middlebury College||Miguel Fernandez||Dean of the College and Chief Diversity Officer (interim)|
|Mt. Holyoke College||Marcella Runell-Hall||Dean of Students (interim CDO)|
|Oberlin College||Meredith Raimondo||Special Assistant to the President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion|
|Providence College||Rafael Zapata||Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President|
|Reed College||Mary B. James||Dean for Institutional Diversity and Professor of Physics|
|Sarah Lawrence College||Al Green||Dean of Studies and Student Life|
|Smith College*||Dwight K. Hamilton||Chief Diversity Officer|
|St. Olaf College||Bruce A. King||Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity|
|Trinity College||Karla J. Spurlock-Evans||Dean of Multicultural Affairs and Senior Diversity Officer|
|Union College||Gretchel L. Hathaway||Senior Director of Campus Diversity and Affirmative Action|
|Wellesley College||Robbin Chapman||Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity and Inclusion|
|Wesleyan University||Antonio Farias||Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Diversity and Institutional Partnerships|
|Williams College||Leticia Smith-Evans Haynes||Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity|