Kevin McDonald has been named vice president for diversity and inclusion.
McDonald will focus on connecting RIT’s diversity efforts to all aspects of the institution. He has worked with the RIT and NTID communities to develop a model diversity framework that focuses on access and success for faculty, staff and students; campus climate and intergroup relations; education and scholarship; and institutional infrastructure.
His concentration will also be on enhancing the pipeline of scholars from the city of Rochester, women and those from historically underrepresented groups. RIT’s McNair Scholars, Future Stewards and the recent Rochester City Scholars programs, among other major initiatives in departments and colleges, have established a foundation for the university to prepare the scholars of tomorrow, says McDonald.