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Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ)

About Vice Provost France

photo of Monroe FranceBefore joining Tufts, Monroe France served as NYU’s senior associate vice president for global engagement and inclusive leadership. In this role, Monroe was responsible for working with institutional leaders to enhance inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access opportunities —throughout the University’s global network.

Monroe France has more than 25 years of global experience as an educator, strategist, consultant, trainer, and presenter in the areas of inclusive and innovative leadership, transformation, and human rights. Monroe has provided DEI consulting for executive managers at American Eagle Outfitter (AEO), the executive team for American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, and the management team at the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) in Washington DC.

Monroe’s background spans across higher education, non-profits, corporate sectors, arts & creative industries, as well as social responsibility, humanitarian, & philanthropy initiatives. Monroe currently serves on the board for Global Black Pride and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy where he serves as lead strategist for DEI. Monroe is a member of Future Talent Council where he serves on their DEI Task Force, Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding, and Future Skills think tanks.

Monroe is the lead instructor for NYU Global Inclusive Leadership and Management Institute and is the founder and co-principal for NYU Environmental and Racial Justice Network. He is an adjunct professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work and for the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Communication’s Higher Education and Student Affairs program. He is also a faculty member for NYU Abu Dhabi’s January term.

Monroe France is often described as a change maker, innovator, global thought leader, strategist, visionary, and a life-long learner.


About the Vice Provost for DEIJ

As Vice Provost for DEIJ, France expands and looks holistically at Tufts’ definition of diversity to include the full spectrum of ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions and faiths, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, neurotypes, and abilities.

Vice Provost France provides vision, leadership, and oversight of university wide DEIJ efforts, ensuring we work in unison toward our collective goals and that members of our diverse, multifaceted communities feel supported. This includes:

  • Ensuring measurable accountabilities for all Tufts DEIJ initiatives
  • Guiding DEIJ programming
  • Integrating inclusive pedagogy
  • Collaborating on student recruitment, enrollment, and retention
  • Creating recruitment and retention strategies for faculty and staff
  • Liaising with stakeholder groups and advisors