Mark Brimhall-Vargas

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Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
PhD, University of Maryland

Mark Brimhall-Vargas is the chief diversity officer and vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion at Brandeis University. He is responsible for aligning diversity policy and programming for faculty, staff and students across the university in areas of recruitment, retention and success strategies; cultural competence training and preparation; assessment, metrics and creating a diversity dashboard; and messaging, communications and passive education around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Prior to coming to Brandeis, Brimhall-Vargas worked at Tufts University as the chief diversity officer and associate provost, and at the University of Maryland as its deputy chief diversity officer.

Brimhall-Vargas holds a bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College, a master's degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a PhD in social foundations of education from the University of Maryland. His academic expertise includes critically conscious pedagogy, social justice and identity development (particularly religious, spiritual and faith-based identity).