2023 NADOHE Annual Conference | Pre-Conference Workshops

Registration for the 2023 NADOHE Annual Conference, held in Baltimore from April 12 - 15, is open and can be completed via this form. The full program for the conference is available here.


Pre-Conference Workshops: Wednesday, April 12, 2023


8:00am – 12:00pm, EDT
New Chief Diversity Officers Workshop (Pre-Registration Required)

LOCATION: Meeting Room: Harborside A-C


  • Lisa D. Givan, CDE®, Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Belonging and Chief Diversity Officer, Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Ame Lambert, Ph.D., Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Portland State University
  • Emily A. Monago, Ph.D., MPA, Director of Diversity Strategy, GTRI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


  • Shontay Delalue, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Senior Diversity Officer, Dartmouth College
  • Calvin Hill, Ph.D., Vice President, Inclusion and Community Engagement, Springfield College
  • Kathleen Wong (Lau), Ph.D., University Diversity Officer, Cal State East Bay


Aspiring or transitioning to a new Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) position is both exciting and challenging. Forging a path of transformational organizational change with increasing demands from multiple constituents and often limited resources is no easy task. In addition to content expertise, your ability to succeed is dependent on continually increasing your capacity to navigate complexities and maintain an authentic sense of self and an unwavering focus on the institutional mission. This workshop will tackle these realities and provide practical solutions for navigating your early years as a CDO or provide those aspiring to this role, tips on preparation and job expectations. Hear from seasoned CDOs still relatively early in their careers who can provide valuable insights. During this workshop, you will also have the opportunity to connect with other new CDOs in attendance and explore case studies. You will also learn more about how NADOHE can be a partner on your CDO journey.


1:00pm - 5:00pm, EDT
Advancing Anti-Racism Strategies on Campus Framework Institute (Pre-Registration Required)


LOCATION: Meeting Room: Harborside A-C


  • Clyde Wilson Pickett, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer, University of Pittsburgh


  • Floyd Cheung, Ph.D., Vice President, Office for Equity and Inclusion, Smith College
  • Vernese Edghill-Walden, Ph.D., Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Northern Illinois University
  • James Felton, III, M.S., Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, The College of New Jersey Elizabeth Ortiz, Ed.D., Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity, DePaul University
  • Donald A. Outing, Ph.D., Vice President for Equity and Community, University Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Lehigh University
  • Tamara N. Stevenson, Ed.D., Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Westminster College
  • Kimberly A. Truong, Ph.D., Chief Equity Officer, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Clyde Wilson Pickett, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer, University of Pittsburgh


Nearly three years removed from the murder of George Floyd and in an environment with persistent racial injustice/inequity, rapid demographic shifts, and continued violence against Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities, institutions of higher education across the nation and globe continue to grapple with the challenge of achieving racial equity and making racial justice a reality on their campuses. Diversity officers are confronted with the challenge of mapping out success in a hyperpartisan political environment in which Critical Race Theory and research in support of racial equity is under vigorous attack. Now more than ever, equity leaders must prioritize systemic and institutional change that is sustained and designed for long-term impact. Leaders must recognize the need to advance strategy to impact policy and practice that influences accountability, assessment, and outcomes. We invite colleagues to join us for a pre-conference institute to explore the application of NADOHE’s Framework for Advancing Anti-Racism on Campus. In this interactive workshop, attendees will hear from some of the authors of the Framework, seasoned senior diversity officers, on their experiences advancing anti-racism strategy across different institution types. Attendees will explore several questions that diversity officers should consider as they implement anti-racism strategies into campus operations. Participants in this session will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Framework for Advancing Anti-Racism on Campus
  • Explore the impact of how the Framework is applied to various institutional contexts
  • Consider strategies that address racial inequities and advance racial justice and examine their broader application to other minoritized communities
  • Engage in a community of practice where they will learn from others and share their own experiences advancing anti-racism on their campuses
  • Develop a plan for their respective institutions focused on the use of the priority areas