Judith Brown Clarke
Vice President for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
Judith Brown Clarke, an award-winning thought leader and diversity advocate, was named Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) at Stony Brook University effective February 17, 2020, and was later named Vice President of Equity & Inclusion.
Clarke serves on the University Council and reports to Chief Deputy to the President Judith B. Greiman, and works in collaboration with campus partners to promote a culture at Stony Brook that values diversity and embraces equity and inclusion as essential to fulfilling the university’s educational and public service mission.
Clarke was Diversity Director of Bio-Computational Evolution in Action Consortium (BEACON) Science and Technology Center at Michigan State University, a National Science Foundation-funded research consortium of five institutions — University of Idaho, Michigan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, University of Texas-Austin and University of Washington. She was responsible for the development, management and implementation of the seamless integration of diversity and inclusion strategies.
Clarke designed and delivered cross-cultural, diversity and inclusion presentations, workshops, and learning modules; provided assistance, advice, coaching, and consultation to individuals and groups regarding cross-cultural conflicts and disputes as well as policies and practices; and designed a comprehensive reporting system to effectively monitor, analyze, and benchmark institutional/consortium progress in diversity and equity management in accordance with BEACON’s strategic plan and goals. Prior to her appointment with BEACON, Clarke served as the Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at MSU, where she worked on the Dean’s executive management team as a champion to establish a well-designed college branding of diversity and inclusion through the development of a vision statement and charter of commitment. For more than 10 years prior, she worked in the Department of Health and Human Services as a Program, Policy and Contract Administrator and as a Children’s Protective Services Investigator.
While at MSU, Clarke ran for and was elected as an at-large member of the Lansing City Council, and served in a leadership capacity as vice-president for two consecutive years (2014-15), and as president for one year (2016).
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