Effective January 2014 President Santa J. Ono announced the appointment of Bleuzette Marshall as the Chief Diversity Officer and in June 2016 her title was changed to Vice President for Equity & Inclusion. A University of Cincinnati alumna, Bleuzette has worked at UC and the UC Foundation for nearly 21 years, starting in Ethnic Programs and Services and at the African American Cultural and Resource Center and most recently in development at the UC Foundation.
Since 2007, she has assisted the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) and the President's Diversity Council. As a respected member of the UC administration, she has gained an awareness of UC culture that will be essential in moving our university forward as we continue to implement the Diversity Plan and build on the accomplishments of the university's first CDO Mitchel D. Livingston who retired at the end of 2012.
Bleuzette holds three degrees from UC including a BA in psychology (1992), an MEd (2001) and a PhD in educational studies (2009).