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Nick NegreteMeet Dr. Nick Negrete (He/him/his)

Associate Vice President, Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion 

As the inaugural Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Otis College, Dr. Negrete works to move forward the college’s strategic thinking and planning as it relates to DEI, facilitates programs and educational opportunities that build an inclusive and affirming campus climate, and leads Otis College’s DEI Council to move the College in ways that align with our commitment to DEI. The AVP, DEI role is a senior leadership role, reporting directly to the President and advising senior leadership on essential policies, programs, and strategies to achieve inclusion and equity.

Throughout his career, Nick has led various DEI efforts across several institutions,and helped develop and co-chair the President’s Commission on Inclusive Excellence during his time at the University of Vermont. Nick’s career experience spans over the past 18 years, with progressive leadership roles at various institution types including UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Los Angeles, the University of Vermont, and Otis College of Art and Design. 

Dr. Negrete is committed to expanding and enhancing Otis College’s DEI effort along with key stakeholders across the campus including the college’s DEI Council, and co-creating a sense of belonging that empowers all campus community members to engage deeply in this important work.

Nick earned his doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Vermont, his Master of Education with a focus on higher education and student affairs administration also from the University of Vermont, and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Chicanx Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.