Chief Diversity Officer

Katrina Caldwell

Dr. Katrina Caldwell

Following a national search for the next Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), co-chaired by Nancy Kass, Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education and Ashley Llorens, Chief of the Intelligent Systems Center at the Applied Physics Laboratory and chair of the Diversity Leadership Council (DLC), Dr. Katrina Caldwell has been appointed as the next Chief Diversity Officer for Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Caldwell will begin her appointment on July 1, 2020.

Dr. Caldwell will serve as the primary steward of the Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion, align D&I initiatives with university priorities, and coordinate and collaborate with the university’s divisions on D&I matters. She will also serve as ex officio co-chair of the Diversity Leadership Council, alongside Ashley Llorens. As our next chief diversity officer, Dr. Caldwell will draw on her long track record of success in developing and coordinating diversity and inclusion strategic plans at multiple institutions. A first-generation college student, she brings her own experience to her commitment to bridge cultural divides and foster inclusive learning and work environments.

Dr. Caldwell has more than 26 years of progressive leadership experience in higher education and established diversity programs at several Chicago-area higher education institutions since the mid-1990s. Since 2017, she has coordinated the University of Mississippi’s efforts to support student, faculty, and staff diversity and success, to foster an inclusive campus learning and working environment, to advance community engagement, and to formalize strong community partnerships.

To learn more about Dr. Caldwell and her accomplishments, please see the Hub article announcing her appointment here.