Hudson Appointed to Lead New Academy for Diversity and Inclusion

By on July 13, 2018

From Washington University’s The Source Nicole Hudson, deputy mayor for racial equity and priority initiatives for the City of St. Louis, has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for the newly created Academy for Diversity and Inclusion at Washington University in St. Louis, effective Aug. 27.

In her new role, Hudson will serve as the inaugural leader of the academy, which was announced earlier this year and will support university faculty and staff with programming, training, events and other resources that aim to improve the campus climate of diversity and inclusion.

“With the launch of the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion, we are making an important step toward creating a more inclusive, welcoming climate on our campuses,” said Henry S. Webber, executive vice chancellor and chief administrative officer. “Under Nicole’s capable leadership, I am confident the academy will prove to be an invaluable resource for our faculty and staff as they continue the hard work of strengthening the university community.”

Hudson has held her current position since 2017, serving as a senior policy adviser to the mayor of St. Louis with a primary focus on institutionalizing equity as a core value of city government. She oversees the development of the Equity Indicators project, which ties city performance metrics to outcomes to create a baseline measurement for equity. She is also responsible for developing and cultivating relationships with regional stakeholders, assisting internal agencies and external institutions in operationalizing equity, and facilitating and supporting cross-departmental alignment around initiatives that drive equitable outcomes.

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  1. Greg King

    07/13/2018 at 11:39 PM