Civil Rights Lawyer, Larger Ed Chief Named Chief Range Officer at Baruch Faculty

Civil rights attorney and college leader Elliot Dawes will become the new Executive Chief Diversity Officer at Baruch College, a constituent college of the City University of New York (CUNY) system.

Elliot Dawes

Beginning August 2, Dawes will lead Baruch’s Office of Diversity, Compliance and Equity Initiatives, serving as College Title IX Coordinator, Section 504 / ADA Coordinator, and Sexual Harassment Prevention Coordinator. Previously, he was University Director of CUNY’s Black Male Initiative and Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs at Hofstra University School of Law.

Dawes “joins us at a pivotal moment as we emerge from the pandemic and our nation continues to grapple with deeply ingrained issues of equality, racial and social justice,” President S. David Wu wrote in a campus email . “In my first year as President of Baruch, I reaffirmed our commitment to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community. Mr. Dawes will be a close partner as we work to design, implement and evaluate a comprehensive strategy for institutional change. “

Dawes holds a bachelor’s degree in Government and African Studies from Cornell University, a JD from New York University School of Law, and an LLM from Columbia Law School.

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