Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Barnard College announced on May 2, 2019, that Ariana González Stokas was selected for the newly created position of Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, beginning July 1, 2019. A Search Advisory Committee composed of faculty, staff and students had guided the process, which began in 2018, with the search firm Spelman and Johnson assisting.

Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Barnard College is pleased to announce that Ariana González Stokas serve as its inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She will report directly to President Sian Leah Beilock as a valued member of Barnard’s senior leadership team. González Stokas will partner with constituencies campuswide to provide a strategic vision for the College, working with all to bring about institutional change. An accomplished strategist, administrator, and community builder, González Stokas will translate the ideals and goals that the Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion set forth into substantive, transformative policies and practices for everyone at Barnard.  

The College welcomes ideas and concerns from the campus community for the new Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as we continue to build on the Council’s work.

Connecting with the Vice President

Until July 1, members of the Barnard community can use the Google Form below to share your comments. These submissions will be provided to the Vice President when González Stokas arrives on campus.

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Search Advisory Committee

Monica Miller, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies and Dean for Faculty Diversity and Development

Chris Baswell, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of English at Barnard College and Columbia University

Yvette Christiansë, Ann Whitney Olin Professor & Chair of Africana Studies Department; Professor, English Literature; Interim Chair, Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Janet Jakobsen, Claire Tow Professor and Chair of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Dina Merrer, Professor of Chemistry

J.C. Salyer, Assistant Professor of Practice, Anthropology and Human Rights

A-J Aronstein, Associate Dean, Beyond Barnard

Emy Cardoza, Associate Dean for Student Life

Molree Williams-Lendor, Title IX Coordinator and Executive Director for Equity

Tirzah Anderson ’21

Aydan Shahd ’20

Ex Officio Member
Jomysha Stephen ’96, Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel & Chief of Staff to the President

HR Liaison
Ben Riendeau

Search Firm
Spelman Johnson - Easthampton, MA