Lowe Appointed Interim Head of Office for Institutional Diversity
Patricia Lowe, senior human resources officer in the Employment Division of the Department of Human Resources, has been named interim executive director of the Office for Institutional Diversity, effective Nov. 1.
In this role she will oversee the University’s inclusion and diversity efforts, while directing an office that helps to foster a supportive working and learning environment for all members of the Boston College community. In particular, Lowe will be responsible for coordinating the University’s compliance efforts under state and federal law, including Title IX and ADA compliance.
“As a respected employee and alumna of Boston College, and an attorney, Patricia Lowe possesses the experience needed to guide the Office for Institutional Diversity in the wake of Richard Jefferson’s recent retirement,” said Vice President for Human Resources David Trainor. “I look forward to working with her in the coming months in this important area.”
The Office of Institutional Diversity was established in 2004 as the successor to the Office of Affirmative Action. The office develops policy statements and progress and performance reports, identifies deficiencies and offers problem-solving assistance on matters of diversity and inclusion. In conjunction with BC’s Office of Employment Development, it also conducts seminars, programs and activities that advance the University’s diversity agenda.