Northeastern Appoints Karl Reid First Chief Inclusion Officer

February 9, 2021

Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun and Provost David Madigan have appointed Karl Reid as the university’s first chief inclusion officer, a key role that is part of an institution-wide effort to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensure that every member of the university community is supported on the path to success.

A materials scientist and engineer and an author, Reid brings a wealth of leadership experience in building programs for underrepresented minority students in the STEM fields. At Northeastern, he will apply his vast knowledge of creating and fostering inclusion across the research and learning enterprise.

A longtime advocate for underserved populations, Reid seeks to weave equity into various aspects of the university’s teaching and research enterprise and professional development with the goal of ensuring all Northeastern students and employees can thrive.

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