Barnard College is excited to announce the appointment of Jennifer Rosales to a new role as the College’s Vice President for Inclusion and Engaged Learning, as well as its Chief Diversity Officer. In this retitled role, Rosales succeeds Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ariana González Stokas, who departed the College last spring.
Starting March 1, 2022, Rosales assumes the role after more than two years as the inaugural executive director of Barnard’s Center for Engaged Pedagogy (CEP), where she worked with faculty, students, staff, and visitors to transform education into a collaborative, holistic practice of knowledge cultivation that redefines teaching and learning. As vice president, she will expand on these efforts to coordinate and support diversity, equity, and inclusion work in departments and programs across the College.
“I am thrilled to have Vice President Rosales join my senior staff,” said President Sian Leah Beilock. “As I have said many times before, the work of making Barnard a more diverse and inclusive community is difficult and it is urgent. It also cannot be the work of one person — we each bear responsibility for ensuring we have, as part of our community, a diversity of views and lived experiences who feel included in speaking their views and opinions. In this role, Rosales will help us to keep that focus and to call us together as a community, where we can make a lasting impact.”
Since joining Barnard, Rosales has established the CEP as a leading catalyst in centering equity and inclusion at Barnard, including the creation of faculty communities of practice for anti-racism, the launch of a Racial Equity Institute for department chairs to develop DEI-focused strategic planning, and the creation of guides on equity and access, including gender inclusion in the classroom.
In addition to her work in the CEP, Rosales served as a member of Barnard’s DEI Cabinet, which oversees and coordinates the College’s diversity, equity, and inclusion work. She was also appointed by the president and Provost Linda Bell to the Committee on Free Expression, which is charged with defining what freedom of expression and academic freedom imply for Barnard classrooms and research communities and in our roles as scholars and public-facing intellectuals.
“I am honored to serve Barnard in this new capacity,” said Rosales. “Not only is it an opportunity to advance many of the CEP principles, but it also is a chance to build on the important work of my predecessor, Ariana González Stokas, in supporting an inclusive learning environment. I look forward to connecting with Barnard community members to continually refine what an engaged campus looks like.”
CEP Senior Associate Director Melissa Wright will serve as interim executive director as the College searches for a new executive director for the CEP.