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Mount St. Joseph University Hires Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

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By: Sasha Feldmann

File Under: administration, diversity and inclusion, leadership

Dr. Leah Reynolds

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CINCINNATI, Ohio (August 28, 2018) -- Mount St. Joseph University is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Leah Reynolds as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. In this position, Dr. Reynolds will serve as the primary advisor to the campus community on matters related to diversity, inclusion, and equity. In addition, she will have primary responsibility for providing vision and leadership in developing and promoting an institutional culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity at the Mount.

Dr. Reynolds holds a doctoral degree in Education Leadership and Management from Capella University, as well as a Master of Science in College Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University. She has 10 years of multifaceted experience in higher education. Before joining the Mount, Dr. Reynolds was the Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence and Title IX Director at Indiana State University, where she has also served as Assistant Dean of Students for Student Advocacy and Director of the Women’s Resource Center. She has also worked as a university registrar and an instructor.

The recipient of many honors and awards, Dr. Reynolds has a distinguished background. In 2017, while working at Indiana State University, she was invited to the White House by President Obama’s Administration to attend a summit on combatting sexual violence on college campuses. In 2015, she was granted the Rising Star Award, which is awarded to graduates of the College of Education and Professional Studies at Eastern Illinois University for her significant work in minority affairs. Dr. Reynolds has also given several presentation on diversity, inclusion, and equity, particularly in higher education and the workplace.

Dr. Reynolds will officially become part of the Mount on September 4, 2018.

About the Mount

Mount St. Joseph University is a Catholic institution grounded in the spiritual values and vision of its founders, the Sisters of Charity. Located on the west side of Cincinnati in Delhi Township, the Mount is dedicated to students’ success and well-being, emphasizing values, integrity, and social responsibility. The Mount was founded in 1920 as one of the only women’s colleges in the eastern United States at the time. Today the University educates a diverse coeducational population of more than 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Nearly 99 percent of those who earn a degree from the Mount are employed, enrolled in graduate studies, or volunteering within six months of graduation.