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Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Appointment

November 30, 2017

​Dear Students, Staff and Faculty:

It is my pleasure to announce I have appointed David T. Carreon Bradley, chair of the Committee on Inclusion & Equity and associate professor of physics at Vassar College, as Smith’s vice president for inclusion, diversity and equity, effective January 18, 2018.

As chair of the Committee on Inclusion & Equity, and as a member of the President’s Diversity Council at Vassar, Carreon Bradley oversaw campus-wide development of policy and implementation of programming related to diversity, inclusion and equity. Among his initiatives were a revision of the college’s mission statement to focus on diversity and inclusion; the development of social justice as part of the curriculum; faculty recruitment and retention; and more. The work of the committee was recognized in 2015 with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s first Cooke Prize for Equity in Education Excellence.

Please join me in thanking our search committee—chair Katherine Rowe; Neelum Amin ’86, trustee; Floyd Cheung; Larry Hunt; Natalie James ’18; Nnamdi Pole; Danielle Ramdath; Laura Rauscher; and Mona Sinha '88, trustee—for their hard work over the last several months.

I invite you to read more about the vice president for inclusion, diversity and equity appointment.

Please join me in welcoming David to Smith. 


Kathleen McCartney