Community, Equity and Diversity

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– Phone: (401) 874.7077 Fax: (401) 874.2809

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Chief Diversity Officer

Naomi R. Thompson 

Naomi R. Thompson Associate Vice President for the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity, serves as a member of the president’s executive team, and leads efforts to integrate diversity, equity and community into the University’s core mission, vision, and strategy.  Her office includes the Women’s Center,  Multicultural Center, the LGBTQ Center and the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity.  Prior to joining the University in August 2012, Naomi Thompson was Associate Director of Northeastern University’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, where she also served as the Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator.  Ms. Thompson earned her law degree from Suffolk University and her bachelor of arts in philosophy and religion from Colgate University.  A former civil and criminal litigation attorney, she was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1992 and the U.S. District Court in 1993.

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