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As a diversity and inclusion professional, Kevin McDonald has developed a significant track record of transformational contributions toward organizational equity, diversity, and inclusion goals. His efforts revolve around inextricably binding organizational pursuits of excellence with diversity and inclusion efforts.  From access and success, to organizational climate, to education and scholarship, Mr. McDonald has worked collaboratively to create initiatives that positively impact policies, practices, processes, and people in the aforementioned areas.  


Association for Conflict Resolution; The American Association for Access,Equity, and Diversity; National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Work experience

Jan 2010Present

Vice President & Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion

Rochester Institute of Technology

Leads pluralistic efforts by collaboratively developing and implementing transformational initiatives aimed at inextricably binding organizational pursuits of excellence with diversity and inclusion. Focuses on the institutional functioning areas of access and success, organizational climate/intergroup relations, education and scholarship, and institutional infrastructure.

Jun 2007Jan 2010

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

Virginia Tech

Directed institutional equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion efforts through the promotion of inclusive excellence and the conceptualization, development, and implementation of strategic initiatives aimed at the recruitment, retention, and engagement of diverse faculty, staff, students, and local community members.

Jun 2005Jun 2007

Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity

Virgina Tech

Defined and implemented creative vision with regard to equal opportunity, affirmative action, conflict resolution, and select diversity initiatives; collaborated with cross-functional partners to implement vision and strategy. Provided leadership to university conflict-resolution program. Managed diverse 8-member team; ensured compliance with all local, state and federal regulatory equal opportunity and affirmative action requirements.

Sep 2001Jun 2005

Associate Director for Complianceand Conflict Resolution

Johns Hopkins University

Oversaw all equal opportunity compliance and conflict-resolution initiatives university-wide. Investigated, mediated and resolved discrimination complaints. Developed and delivered discriminatory harassment prevention training for entire university. Served as mediator of faculty, staff and student conflicts.

Jan 1999Sep 2001

Campus Compliance Officer

University of Maryland, College Park

In 47,000-person institution, managed investigations, mediations, and resolution of campus discrimination complaints. Partnered with eleven-member office team to conceptualize, coordinate, and implement diversity initiatives while also helping to link and infuse multiculturalism and social justice into curriculum and administrative structures and practices; ensured compliance with all equal opportunity and affirmative action regulations.


Diversity Publication

Diversity Interviews


Annual Reports

M.O.C.H.A. - Men of Color, Honor, and Ambition

Leadership Development Initiative



Diversity/Inclusion/EO Competency
Social Justice Mediation


Title IX

Campus Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Course.

Diversity/Equal Opportunity

Cornell University

Social Justice Mediation

Social Justice Mediation Institute