Chief Diversity Officer Staff
Kendra Dunbar, Assistant Director for Equity and Inclusion
Kendra became a member of the Fordham University community in September 2018. As Assistant Director for Equity and Inclusion Kendra works closely alongside the Chief Diversity Officer to deepen Fordham’s institutional commitment to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus environment for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Strengthening a campus wide sense of belonging, identifying and mediating institutional barriers to access, enhancing campus discourse and collaboration on diversity related issues and initiatives, and advancing the development of a university wide strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion are among her priorities.
Kendra is a Maryland native and has had a long-standing commitment to equity, peace building, racial justice, and the transformation of communities through education, dialogue, and leadership formation. She brings approximately 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, human rights and social justice education, leadership formation, and strategic planning. Having worked with communities and institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States, and Europe, Kendra brings with her extensive domestic and international work experience. Kendra received a B.A. from Williams College, M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary, and an M.S. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University Maryland.
Carlos Burgos, Equity and Justice Fellow for 2019 - 2020
Carlos Burgos earned his B.A. in English Creative Writing at Hunter College, CUNY and M.S.Ed. in Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Carlos has served as a human capital consultant; founding administrator at Guttman Community College, CUNY; and published two collections of poetry. He also created an initiative to deepen understandings of masculinities where he facilitated workshops with undergraduates and administrators nationally.