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Our Team

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Senior Executive and Diversity Officer Bio 

SEO Dr. Jesús Treviño has over 45 years of experience in diversity and inclusion across the spectrum of colleges and universities including public, private, research I, land-grant, small, large, and flagship. He served as the University of Arizona’s Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence and Senior Diversity Officer; Associate Vice President for Diversity at the University of South Dakota; and Associate Provost for Multicultural Excellence and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Denver. His areas of expertise include: Inclusive Excellence (IE) and systemic institutional cultural transformation; diversity in the classroom; professional development in diversity and inclusion awareness and diversity leadership capability; campus diversity committee member development and effectiveness; and conflict de-escalation.


Dr. Treviño earned both a PhD and a master's degree in Higher Education from UCLA. He also has a second master's degree in Language and International Business as well as a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. He has held different positions including Director of the Inter-group Relations Center at Arizona State University and the Center for Multicultural Excellence at the University of Denver. In the most recent appointment, he directed the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence at the University of Arizona. 

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Senior Financial Officer and Consultant

SFO Laurie Lind earned her master's degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Dakota and her bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology from West Chester University. She has 30 years of health care experience and 10 years of faculty experience in health sciences.


Ms. Lind is an award-winning faculty member in the areas of diversity and inclusion and is the recipient of the University of South Dakota's (USD) President’s Leadership Award as a Champion of Inclusive Excellence. She is also the recipient of recognition from various local (SD) and national student organizations, as well as from the School of Health Sciences, for leadership in the same area.


She is the sole creator of the Inclusive Excellence Incubator, a practical, original, creative application of the principles learned through inter-group dialogue programs. Additionally, she has an extensive history of service on multiple committees and organizations devoted to diversity and inclusion, including being nominated and selected to serve on the President’s Diversity Council, Health Sciences Diversity Council, and University Senate at USD. Ms. Lind has also owned her own businesses in antiques and design and is a poet, writer, and artist. Women's issues are a passion of hers, and she speaks publicly about her own history of overcoming challenges she has faced. 

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