PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Shontay Delalue, vice president for institutional equity and diversity and a key leader in Brown’s work to make all areas of University life more fully diverse and inclusive, will leave Brown to become senior vice president and senior diversity officer at Dartmouth College, effective July 1.
In her four years as vice president, Delalue has led the campus-wide implementation of Brown’s Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP), an ambitious plan launched in 2016 that outlines a set of concrete, achievable actions to create a more diverse and inclusive academic community. She has provided strategic direction for a wide range of programs and initiatives, coordinated education and training efforts, measured and reported on progress toward DIAP goals, managed compliance and oversaw the investigation of complaints.
Over the past year, Delalue has led the development of Phase II of the DIAP, which is both assessing progress toward the plan’s original goals and outlining new actions for further advancing those goals.
Brown President Christina H. Paxson said Delalue leaves a legacy of continued momentum toward a campus that brings together the wide variety of experiences and perspectives critical for a vibrant intellectual community and truly outstanding teaching, learning and research — as well as one where people from all backgrounds are valued and supported.
“Shontay has been an exceptional leader and integral part of Brown’s progress in ensuring the institution is upholding its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,” Paxson said. “It is obvious to anyone who works with her that Shontay brings to her work a deeply held set of values and possesses a complex understanding of the need to enhance equity and diversity for historically underrepresented groups in higher education. I am grateful for all she has done for Brown.”
As vice president at Brown, Delalue built a cohesive team in the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, which focuses on diversity and inclusion strategic planning, visioning and oversight. The office also works to ensure equitable processes related to discrimination and harassment, sexual- and gender-based misconduct, equal employment opportunity and more. Under Delalue’s leadership, the office launched a Bias Incident Reporting System and implemented widespread improvements to policy and practice.