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The office of Institutional Diversity & Equity is focused on supporting, assisting, and enhancing Dartmouth's commitment to learning and pluralism. Our planning and programs help to maintain and build an environment that accepts and welcomes difference. While race and sex figure prominently into our office's understanding of diversity, we are also interested in examining and fostering dialogue on other aspects of individual and social identity (e.g., age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran's status).

We provide services and identify additional resources that allow for learning and discussion of these themes. We create and coordinate a wide range of opportunities for all administrators, faculty, students, staff, and guests to obtain a greater appreciation and capacity to understand our complex community, the institution, and the people who work and learn on our campus.

Our Staff 

Vice President for Institutional Diversity & Equity
Evelynn EllisEvelynn Ellis

  • Chair, Diversity Council
  • Oversees and coordinates diversity initiatives across campus
  • Reports to the President and Provost
  • Serves as a member of the President's One Dartmouth
  • Review of faculty and administrative staff hiring processes
  • Oversees EO/AA Policies and Programs, Diversity Plans
  • Oversees the institution's non-discrimination policy and grievance procedure
  • Oversees the institution's Affirmative Action Plan
  • Collaborates to promote diversity education
  • Collaborates with student groups to address diversity concerns
  • Co-Chair, MLK Committee

Director of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action
Theodosia Cook Theodosia Cook headshot

  • Serves as the Affirmative Action Representative for Dartmouth's Professional Schools
  • Responsible for compliance with EO/AA search & selection procedures in professional school faculty hiring
  • Monitors the operations of the Institution's non-discrimination policy and grievance procedures
  • Collaborates to promote diversity education
  • Acts as a liaison to Employee Resource Networks

ADA Coordinator & Office Manager
Kelly Cusick

  • Serves as the institution's ADA Coordinator and ensures that the college is in compliance with all federal laws and regulations regarding disabilities and accommodations
  • Receives and responds to requests from employees and applicants for ADA accommodations
  • Maintains department budget
  • Responsible for office management functions

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action CoordinatorTheresa Hernandez photo
Theresa Hernandez

  • Assists with requests for ADA accommodations and general inquiries
  • Supports diversity programs and initiatives on and off campus
  • Coordinates distribution of EO/AA self-identification report form to all employees

Program Coordinator
Kara Wakefieldkara profile pic

  • Supports professional programs and events designed specifically to engage employees
  • Responsible for design and artistic layout for paper/web publications
  • Assists the Director in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Social Justice Awards

Contact Us


Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity
Parkhurst Hall Suite 006 (garden level)
HB 6018
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755-3541






Last Updated: 2/16/18