Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Kevin McDonald is RIT’s vice president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion. He joined the university in 2010 after serving as vice president for equity and inclusion at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va.
At RIT, McDonald will lead the university’s diversity initiatives, specifically on the broad issues of recruitment, retention and engagement of diverse faculty, staff and students.
At Virginia Tech, McDonald also served as the director of the Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. He held positions at several other universities, including as associate director, compliance and conflict resolution at Johns Hopkins University and campus compliance officer at the University of Maryland, College Park.
McDonald holds a law degree from Ohio State University and is in the process of completing his doctoral degree in Sociology-Africana Studies. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich.