Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Names First Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

By John O. Harney

Comings and Goings …

Natalie Nevárez

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) appointed Natalie Nevárez to be the first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at the nonprofit research organization on Cape Cod. Nevárez formerly served as associate director for faculty diversity and development at Columbia University’s School of Arts and Sciences.

Montserrat College of Art announced three new leadership appointments. Lynne Cooney, who was the director of the art galleries at Boston University, was named director of exhibitions and galleries at the Beverly, Mass. college. Licensed Mental Health Counselor Elisabeth Reickert, recently a school adjustment counselor at Salem Academy Charter School in Massachusetts, was named director of counseling at Montserrat. Lisa Shawney, recently vice president for finance and administration at Granite State College in New Hampshire, becomes Montserrat’s dean of finance and administration.

The National Minority Supplier Development Council appointed Ying McGuire to be its new president and CEO, becoming the first Asian American or Pacific Islander to hold the top post at the 50-year-old minority business development group.


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