Advancing Essential Work
The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) recently appointed Whitman College Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion John Johnson to its highly selective Chief Diversity Officer Fellows Program.
Johnson is one of only seven fellows chosen nationally for the 2022-2023 academic year. The NADOHE fellowship provides mentorship and professional development opportunities for new and early career chief diversity officers.
Johnson holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Before joining Whitman, Johnson served in diversity and inclusion roles for campuses in the California State University system.
In the spring of 2022, the Division of Diversity and Inclusion coordinated a sizable cohort of Whitman staff, faculty and students—23 strong—to attend NCORE, the National Conference On Race and Ethnicity, in Portland, Oregon. NCORE is an established resource for DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism) capacity building in higher education.