Centre College’s Andrea Abrams, associate vice president for diversity affairs and special assistant to the president, will participate in The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education’s (NADOHE) Chief Diversity Officer Fellows Program (CDOFP) for the 2019-20 academic year.
CDOFP is a professional leadership program that mentors for new and early career chief diversity officers. Each fellow is assigned by a senior-level chief diversity officer for guided professional development opportunities and experiences.
In Abram’s case, her mentor will visit Centre’s campus to better understand the diversity issues and challenges. As a fellow, she will also visit her mentor’s campus in order to shadow and learn her or his leadership style, strategies, success and challenges.
Additionally, Abrams will also be tasked with developing a Leadership Enrichment and Achievement Plan (LEAP) for a special project with at least one major deliverable. This project should have tangible outcomes that could benefit the College.
“I am excited by this opportunity to learn about regional, national and international diversity issues, to have access to an expert in the field and to become a member of a national network of diversity leaders,” she said. “I hope that this will enhance my abilities to strategically and effectively guide the diversity and inclusion work on Centre’s campus during my second year as the associate vice president of diversity affairs.”
by Kerry Steinhofer
May 29, 2019