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Naomi R. Thompson, J.D.

  • Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
  • Phone: 401.874.7077
  • Fax: 401.874.2809
  • Email:
  • Office Location: 306 Green Hall
    Kingston, RI 02881


Naomi R. Thompson, J.D. Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for the University of
Rhode Island’s 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 Gender
and a Sexuality Center and the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity.  Prior to joining the
University of Rhode Island 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. She is the proud mother of an 18 year old son, Benjamin who is studying at URI

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