Dr. Judith Brown Clarke has been appointed chief diversity officer at Stony Brook University, where she will serve on the university’s council and work to promote a culture of equity and inclusion.
Clarke is currently serving as diversity director of the Bio-Computational Evolution in Action Consortium Science and Technology Center at Michigan State University. In her role there, she’s been responsible for implementing diversity and inclusion strategies into the research consortium.
“With more than 16 years guiding senior management teams and diversity initiatives, and most recently leading the BEACON consortium of five highly complex institutions, we are confident that Judi Brown Clarke has the experience, skill set and creativity needed to astutely guide the implementation of Stony Brook University’s Plan for Equity, Inclusion & Diversity and advance the overarching goal of building an inclusive Stony Brook community,” Interim President Michael A. Bernstein said.
Clark holds a bachelor’s degree in audiology and speech science as well as a master’s degree in educational administration from Michigan State University. She earned her doctorate in public policy and administration from Western Michigan University. In addition, as a track & field athlete, Clarke won a silver medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1984 Olympic Games.