Register Today for The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)
Inaugural Standards of Professional Practice Institute
State University of New York (SUNY) Global Center, June 14 - 17, 2017

Registration is now open for the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) inaugural Standards of Professional Practice Institute (SPPI), June 14 - 17, 2017! The SPPI will take place at State University of New York (SUNY) Global Center, located in midtown Manhattan. For more information and to register, click here.

This unparalleled initiative is designed to prepare the next generation of research and practice based diversity higher education leaders to become proficient in the Standards of Professional Practice for Chief Diversity Officers. A multi-day program, the SPPI is modeled after other proven and respected professional development programs in higher education. Each day will be structured to focus on one or more of the standards of professional practice and will be led by a primary and secondary faculty member that has served as a college or university chief diversity officer or senior administrator.

NADOHE president Archie W. Ervin notes, "This Institute will be the gold standard in the training and certification for all senior level diversity professionals across higher education. The faculty for the Institute will include nationally renowned researchers and practitioners who will engage and challenge Institute participants to refine their professional competencies as leaders in higher education diversity and inclusion. We are excited we have reached this point in our maturation as a national association so as to conceptualize, design and deliver a program of this caliber and impact."

  • Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo, Past President, Northern New Mexico College
  • Dr. Archie Ervin, Vice President, Institute Diversity, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Paulette Granberry Russell, Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity, Michigan State University
  • Dr. William B. Harvey, Founding President, NADOHE
  • Dr. Gretchel Hathway, Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Union College
  • Dr. Glendell Jones, Jr., President, Henderson State University
  • Dr. Chuck Middleton, President, Roosevelt University
  • Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Senior Vice President,Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement, Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs
  • Dr. Mathew L. Ouellett, Associate Provost and Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning, Wayne State University
  • Dr. Benjamin D. Reese, Jr., Vice President, Institutional Equity, Duke University
  • Dr. Debbie M. Seeberger, Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Towson University
  • Dr. Daryl G. Smith, Senior Research Fellow, Claremont Graduate University
  • Dr. Roger L. Worthington, Professor and Chair, Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, University of Maryland, College Park

Published in the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education (Nov 2014), the Standards of Professional Practice for Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) continue to advance the professionalization of the CDO role across institutions of higher education. The standards provide comprehensive guidelines that can inform the work of current and aspiring CDOs in providing effective institutional leadership. A link to the standards is available on the NADOHE website,

"The standards are a tool to facilitate the advancement of significant and effective change on college and university campuses by emphasizing the CDO role as an organizational change agent for equity, diversity and inclusion," remarks NADOHE Professional Development Committee Chair, Debbie M. Seeberger who, along with co-chair Juan S. Munoz, is facilitating the development of the Institute.

"As diversity and inclusion professionals, we are uniquely positioned by our collective expertise and knowledge of best and effective practices to offer guidance and solutions that will move our college campuses and society toward becoming truly more equitable and inclusive communities," concludes NADOHE president Archie Ervin.

NADOHE serves as the preeminent voice for diversity officers in higher education. Its vision is to lead higher education towards inclusive excellence through institutional transformation. For more information about NADOHE, please call 561-472-8479 or visit