First vice provost for community and diversity arrives

Ozzie Harris, formerly director of Dartmouth College’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, has been named Emory’s first senior vice provost for community and diversity. Harris will be charged with three broad areas of concern at Emory: building community through existing programs on campus in academic affairs, student life, and presidential commissions; working with academic units to transfer theory to practice in the Atlanta community; and creating meaningful opportunities for interaction on campus.

“Ozzie Harris has dedicated his professional life and much of his personal life to exploring matters of diversity and building community, and we are delighted that he will lead this important part of Emory’s future,” Provost Earl Lewis said.

Harris earned an undergraduate degree in English from Dartmouth and a law degree from Vermont Law School. Before moving to Dartmouth in 1992, he worked with the Boston Human Rights Commission and with the New Hampshire Public Defender’s office.



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