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Holly Sateia named new VP for Institutional Diversity and Equity

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 04/21/08 • Media Contact: Susan Knapp • (603) 646-3661

Holly Sateia
Holly Sateia (photo: Courtesy Holly Sateia)

Dartmouth President James Wright has appointed Holly Sateia the Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity at Dartmouth. In this position, she will work to promote Dartmouth's efforts around diversity and inclusion.

"In my time at the College, in a variety of positions, I've come to appreciate the importance of a dedicated and sustained effort around diversity issues and opportunities," says Sateia. "In my new role as vice president, I look forward to working with faculty, staff, and students so that together we can create the most inclusive environment for living, learning, and working."

As Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity, she will oversee the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office, Diversity Training and Educational Programs, the Child Care Resource Office, and the Dartmouth College Child Care Center.

Sateia's involvement with diversity at Dartmouth began in 1974 when she worked in the Admissions Office on recruiting efforts. As Dean of Student Life, she served on numerous campus-wide committees that assessed the College's progress towards promoting diversity and inclusion. She has also served as the coordinator for the diversity efforts in the Dean of the College area and chaired their divisional Diversity Committee and the Campus Climate Committee. She was also instrumental in the creation of Dartmouth's Office of Pluralism and Leadership, which provides multicultural education and support for Dartmouth undergraduates.

"Holly's involvement in diversity on this campus is well known," says Dartmouth President James Wright. "She has demonstrated an unrelenting commitment to making Dartmouth an inclusive place for students, faculty, and staff, and I look forward to her continued work in this area."

Sateia serves on the steering committee of the Consortium of High Achievement and Success (CHAS), a collaboration among 34 selective liberal arts colleges working together to improve the success and satisfaction of students of color and first generation college students on their campuses.

In addition, she has served as a consultant to numerous New England colleges regarding the ways that they can better achieve their diversity goals. Earlier this year, she was elected to the Association of College Unions International Board of Trustees. In spring 2007, Sateia was also honored by the ACUI with the Revis A. Cox Memorial Award in recognition of her commitment to multicultural education. She also serves on the Board of Directors for New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership.

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