Ande Diaz Joins Allegheny College as Associate Provost for Diversity and Organizational Development

Ande DiazAug. 29, 2014 — Ande Diaz joined Allegheny College in August as the associate provost for diversity and organizational development. In her new position, Diaz provides direct leadership for the implementation of programs to create a welcoming and inclusive campus and support efforts to diversify the campus community.

Diaz has served in a variety of roles in higher education, including senior research consultant at the Tisch College for Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University; media, arts and public service career advisor at Harvard College; and assistant dean for multicultural affairs and interim director of the Pace Center for Community Service at Princeton University. Most recently she directed the Intercultural Center at Roger Williams University, where she also taught American Studies and first-year seminars.

Her research areas include civic engagement, inter-ethnic alliances and intergroup dialogue. Her work has been published in the Journal of American Ethnic History, the AAC&U publication “Diversity and Democracy” and the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning. She serves on the board of The Democracy Imperative, a national network of higher education professionals and community practitioners dedicated to infusing deliberative democracy policies and practices into campus and community decision-making.

“Dr. Diaz’s work at Allegheny is supported by the richness and depth of her experience and also by her commitment to the values of a liberal education and to inclusive excellence,” said Linda DeMeritt, provost and dean of the college. “Dr. Diaz is committed to working with students, faculty and staff to create a welcoming campus as we continue our efforts to diversify and educate our community. She brings tremendous energy, intellect and expertise to the position.”

Diaz holds a B.A. from Yale University, an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D. in human and organizational development from Fielding Graduate University. She also holds a Certificate in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts.

“Allegheny represents the best of higher education – outstanding faculty, skilled and committed staff, and curious and passionate students,” said Diaz. “I am thrilled to join this learning community dedicated to living, working and caring for others in a complex and global society.”

This summer Diaz was selected for the inaugural year of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education Fellowship Program. NADOHE serves as the preeminent voice for diversity officers in higher education.