Chief Diversity Officer Search

A national search is currently underway to identify the next Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer for Johns Hopkins University. The Chief Diversity Officer provides vision for diversity and inclusion initiatives for JHU and aligns them with the diversity-focused goals for each of the JHU schools, serves as the primary steward of the Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion for the university, and sets up and oversees a framework for coordination and collaboration of school-level diversity and inclusion activities. The Chief Diversity Officer also serves as ex-officio co-chair of the Diversity Leadership Council, is a member of the Provost’s senior leadership team, and interacts with affiliates from all levels of the university.

The incoming Chief Diversity Officer will succeed Mr. Fenimore Fisher who was hired in 2017 as the inaugural Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer. Mr. Fisher accepted a new position in 2019 to lead diversity and inclusion at DLA Piper LLP.

The search committee, composed of faculty, staff, and students from across the institution, in partnership with the search firm Diversified Search, will identify potential candidates for this critical role. Ashley Llorens, Diversity Leadership Council chair and Chief of the Intelligent Systems Center at the Applied Physics Lab, and Nancy Kass, Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education, are co-chairing the search committee. Please click here to view the full list of committee members.

An abbreviated version of the Chief Diversity Officer position description can be viewed here. If there are individuals you would like to nominate for this role, please contact Diversified Search at