St. Mary’s College of Maryland has appointed Dr. Kortet Mensah to the inaugural role of associate vice president of diversity and inclusion/chief diversity officer. She joined St. Mary’s College on Nov. 28 and reports directly to St. Mary’s College President Tuajuanda C. Jordan.
Mensah brings over 19 years of experience with initiating, overseeing, and evaluating programs and initiatives that facilitate diverse students and employees’ successful inclusion and adjustment. Her background in multicultural programming, fostering student success, advancing academic and social relationships, as well as examining cultural influences on individuals’ psychosocial development provide Mensah with a unique skillset to serve as the College’s first chief diversity officer.
In this inaugural role, Mensah will collaborate with administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners to infuse inclusion, diversity and equity efforts into all aspects of the College. Through these collaborative efforts, she will propose and jointly implement programming and initiatives, policies, procedures, goals and resources needed to enhance diverse students and employees’ educational, employment and social experiences on campus.
Mensah earned her Bachelor’s degree from Stephens College, and her Master’s degree and PhD in Human Development, Family Studies, and Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.