Dr. Edward P. Antonio will become Marist College’s first vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
“I know that students, staff and faculty are ready to go beyond diversity to the next phase, to become a more deeply welcoming and inclusive college with a strong culture of belonging, an actively anti-racist culture and a shared equity mindset,” Antonio said. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead and guide this essential work.”
Antonio has 25 years of experience teaching students internationally at higher ed instituions in Europe, Africa, and the U.S. He was previously chief diversity officer at Concordia College.
“We must continue to make progress towards the College’s goal of becoming a more diverse, inclusive and equitable institution.” Marist President Kevin Weinman said. “While this work is the responsibility of each and every member of our community, it also requires vision and coordination by skilled leaders. Dr. Antonio has a proven track record as a DEI strategist, and has implemented initiatives at other academic institutions with great success. I look forward to working closely with him to achieve similar successes here at Marist.”