Clyde Wilson Pickett Named Chair of National Anti-Racism Task Force

Clyde Wilson Pickett in a black suit and red bow tie

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) has tapped Clyde Wilson Pickett, Pitt vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, to lead its taskforce for “creating a framework for advancing anti-racism strategy on campus.”

Pickett will lead a group of 11 diversity officers from institutions like Northern Illinois University, Kent State University and Lehigh University. The taskforce has an accelerated timeframe for developing a proposed campus framework.

“It is my honor and privilege to be selected to help assist with this effort. The work of diversity officers is pivotal in helping higher education and campuses all around the country advance their anti-racism efforts,” said Pickett. “As a team it is our goal to learn and share practical strategies to help confront racism on campuses and communities around the country.”

As the pre-eminent voice for chief diversity officers in higher education and with more than 1,100 members representing 750 colleges and universities, NADOHE's mission is to lead higher education towards inclusive excellence through institutional transformation. For more information about NADOHE, visit the organization’s website.