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.

LADO Leadership

Executive Committee

Organizational Structure

Membership Committee (Michael Jennings and Kimberly Barrett, Co-Chairs)

Research and Education Committee (Fuji Lozada and Norm Jones, Co-Chairs)

External Affairs and Education Committee (Alison Williams and Michael Reed, Co-Chairs)

Treasurer, Meredith Raimondo

Who We Are

Amherst CollegeNorm JonesChief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Bates CollegeNoelle ChaddockVice President for Equity and Inclusion
Bowdoin CollegeMichael E. Reed
Senior Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity
Berea CollegeDwayne MackVice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Bucknell UniversityNikki YoungInterim Associate Provost For Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
College of the Holy CrossAmit Taneja

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer

Connecticut CollegeJohn McKnightDean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion
Davidson CollegeFuji LozadaAssociate Dean of Faculty
Denison UniversityVeerendra LeleInterim Associate Provost for Diversity
Dickinson CollegeGeorge StroudVice President and Dean of Student Life
Furman UniversityMichael JenningsChief Diversity Officer
Gettysburg CollegeJeanne ArnoldChief Diversity Officer, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Hampshire CollegeRoosbelinda Cardenas, Amy JordanCo-Deans of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

Haverford College

Kenyon College

Linda Strong-Leek

Raquel Esteves

Ted Mason

Provost / Co-Chief Diversity Officer

Co-Chief Diversity Officer

Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Lafayette CollegeJamila BookwalaDean of the Faculty and Senior Diversity Officer
Lawrence UniversityKimberly BarrettVice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty
Lewis & Clark CollegeMark FigueroaAssociate Vice President, Institutional Research and Planning & Dean of Equity and Inclusion
Middlebury CollegeMiguel Fernández

Chief Diversity Officer

Muhlenberg CollegeS. Brooke Vick

Associate Provost for Faculty and Diversity Initiatives

Oberlin CollegeMeredith RaimondoSpecial Assistant to the President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Providence CollegeJacqueline Peterson Special Advisor to the President
Reed CollegeMary B. JamesDean for Institutional Diversity and Professor of Physics
St. Olaf CollegeBruce A. KingVice President for Equity and Inclusion
Sarah Lawrence CollegeAmada SandovalAssociate Dean for Engagement, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Skidmore CollegeJoshua WoodforkVice President for Strategic Planning and Institutional Diversity
Smith CollegeFloyd CheungVice President of Equity and Inclusion 
Trinity CollegeAnita Davis
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Union CollegeTBD 
Wellesley CollegeTBD 
Wesleyan UniversityAlison WilliamsVice President for Equity and Inclusion/Title IX Officer
Whitman CollegeTBDVice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Williams CollegeLeticia Smith-Evans HaynesVice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity