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In the news: Monroe France
Monroe France PHOTO: Courtesy of NYU Office of Global-Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation

Following a national search, Monroe France (has been appointed Tufts’ first vice provost for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ). In addition, he will have a faculty appointment as Professor of Practice at Tisch College of Civic Life. Vice Provost France will begin both roles on April 3, 2023.

As vice provost for DEIJ, France will expand and look 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 will provide vision, leadership, and oversight of university-wide DEIJ efforts, ensuring the university works in unison toward its collective goals.

This includes ensuring measurable accountabilities for all Tufts DEIJ initiatives, guiding DEIJ programming, integrating inclusive pedagogy and collaborating on student recruitment, enrollment, and retention.

France currently serves as New York University’s senior associate vice president for global engagement and inclusive leadership where he works with leaders to enhance inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access opportunities throughout the university’s global network. He also serves as lead instructor for NYU Global Inclusive Leadership and Management Institute and is the founder and co-principal of NYU Environmental and Racial Justice Network. He has worked extensively with NYU’s health sciences schools to ensure healthy equity, including co-launching the Global Black Health Matters series in partnership with Ubitquita.

With more than 25 years of global experience as an educator, strategist, consultant, trainer, and presenter spanning across higher education, non-profits, corporate sectors, arts and creative industries, and humanitarian and philanthropy initiatives, he understands how to create sustainable institutional change.