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Director, DEI Programming

(Photo: Jodi Hilton)

“We’ve come too far to go back!”  That belief is at the core of Lisa’s mindset as Director, DEI Programming. In this inaugural role, Lisa will provide specialized, subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, review, and evaluate key diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and associated university strategic goals, reinforcing Tufts’ Antiracism commitment. Lisa comes to Tufts from Atlanta, Georgia and from consulting.

She served at Korn/Ferry International, Leadership & Talent Consulting practice for almost 15 years, where she provided transformative leadership and engagement solutions, offering projects and planning support for diversity implementations to a client base of the world’s primary public and private companies. Lisa’s lived experiences have shaped her understanding of why it takes so long for diversity initiatives to flourish.

Lisa is humbled by all the work members of the Tufts community put into establishing an antiracism agenda. She is clear about what needs to happen for Tufts University to become an antiracist and diverse community and committed to engaging with Tufts in what is intellectually and socially important.

Contact

Lisa.Fenn@tufts.edu

Office: Ballou Hall, Room #106

Appointments can be made by emailing Lisa directly.

Education

Master of Arts with a concentration in Student Personnel Administration (M.A.), Columbia University, Teachers College

Coach Certification, Columbia Business School and the Executive Education Department

Get to Know Lisa

Lisa is a native New Yorker with Georgia roots. Libraries and walking trails are two of Lisa’s happy spaces. A returned Peace Corps volunteer, Lisa meets strangers readily and is comfortable with all people she meets. A few of Lisa’s favorite things are being in community with good-people, eating good-food, and learning from good-conversation.