Office for Institutional Diversity

Dean for Institutional Diversity

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  • Mary B. James
  • Dean for Institutional Diversity
    A.A. Knowlton Professor of Physics
    Office: Eliot 312
    503/777-7250

The dean for institutional diversity is the chief diversity officer of the college. The dean reports to the president and works closely with the dean of faculty, Reed’s chief academic officer. The dean for institutional diversity oversees the functions of the office for institutional diversity. As chief diversity officer, the dean’s goals are primarily to:

  • create institutional vision and strategy supporting the college’s commitment to being a diverse and inclusive learning, teaching, and working environment;
  • implement systems and infrastructure to support, encourage, and promote those strategies and goals;
  • provide leadership by working with the president’s cabinet and senior staff to ensure that all aspects of college life reflect the fundamental principals of intellectual pluralism espoused in the college’s founding documents;
  • develop relationships in the broader Portland community which align with Reed’s commitment to intellectual pluralism and which promote the college’s dedication to academic rigor;
  • provide opportunities for Reed students, staff, faculty, and intersecting communities to deepen their understanding and knowledge of a diverse array of peoples, ideas, and areas of intellectual inquiry.
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  • Jessika Chi
  • Program Manager for Institutional Diversity
    Office: Eliot 312
    503/517-5065

The program manager for institutional diversity supports the dean for institutional diversity by implementing and coordinating the various programs and initiatives of the office. The program manager oversees the planning of the office for institutional diversity's signature events. These programs and events provide opportunities for students, staff, faculty, and intersecting communities to engage in meaningful conversations that further the development of a fully inclusive learning community. The program manager for institutional diversity also supports the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning by coordinating workshops for Reed faculty around inclusive pedagogies and best practices.