Provost McBride Announces Chief Diversity Officer

From the Provost's Desk

Dear Members of the Emory Community:

I am pleased to announce that Carol E. Henderson will join our community as vice provost for diversity and inclusion, chief diversity officer, and adviser to the president, effective August 1, 2019.

Dr. Henderson is a widely recognized leader in providing strategic and significant advancement in diversity across all areas of the academic community. She currently serves as vice provost for diversity at the University of Delaware, where since 2014 she has worked with campus leaders and university leadership to develop, promote, and implement diversity initiatives.

Dr. Henderson has been a member of the faculty at the University of Delaware since 1995 and is professor of English and Africana studies with a focus on African American literature. Her books explore issues of race and gender in politics, film, and popular and visual culture. She is a sought-after speaker and communicator, conducting workshops nationally on inclusive leadership.

As Emory's first chief diversity officer, Dr. Henderson will help lead the realization of the university's strategy for inclusive excellence by working with leadership, faculty, staff, and students as we define community goals, establish guiding principles, and create a plan that champions our culture of diversity and inclusion.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Henderson to the Emory community.


Dwight A. McBride, PhD
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

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