Sodexo’s Global Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Rohini Anand Appointed New Chair of the Catalyst Board of Advisors

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Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, announced today that Dr. Rohini Anand, senior vice president corporate responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Catalyst Board of Advisors, which features a variety of senior leaders across Fortune 500 companies, including Coca-Cola Companies, Deloitte, IBM Corporation and Walmart. In this new leadership role, Anand will attend and chair all three Board of Advisors meetings over the next three years, as well as advise Catalyst’s CEO Deborah Gillis on new board members, meeting agendas and other board-related issues.

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Apple’s Diversity Chief Is Leaving After Only 6 Months

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Jason Pina named Ohio University’s interim chief diversity officer

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Georgina Dodge Chosen as Bucknell’s Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Following an extensive national search, Georgina Dodge has been named Bucknell University’s new associate provost for diversity, equity & inclusion. Dodge comes from the University of Iowa where, since 2010, she was chief diversity officer, associate vice president and Title IX coordinator. Dodge, who also will hold the title of adjunct …