Eloísa Gordon-Mora Named Chief Diversity Officer of Gettysburg College
Following a comprehensive national search, Gettysburg College announced Dr. Eloísa Gordon-Mora as its new Chief Diversity Officer. Dr. Gordon-Mora will serve as a member of the President’s Council and advance the institution’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) priorities into the future.
Recognized as one of “35 Outstanding Women in Higher Education” by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Dr. Gordon-Mora is a renowned leader in DEI practices with a longstanding commitment to democratic civic engagement and social justice. She previously served as the inaugural University Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).
“I am delighted by Dr. Eloísa Gordon-Mora’s decision to join the Gettysburg community. She is the ideal person to partner with the campus to build off the foundational work established by Dr. Jeanne Arnold, the College’s inaugural Chief Diversity Officer,” said President Bob Iuliano. “It is fundamental to our mission that every Gettysburgian finds our community to be an inclusive, welcoming home, where they can do their best work and be their authentic self. A place that recognizes that creating a truly inclusive community is everyone’s responsibility and ultimately enriches the entire community. Eloísa is committed to this work and brings with her extraordinary experience, enormous personal warmth, and a belief in what this College represents and in our ambitions for our community and beyond.”
“As President Bob Iuliano has stated with respect to our current history, Gettysburg College is particularly ‘positioned at the intersection of a defining moment of American democracy’—indeed, not only in preserving our understanding of democracy, but through engaged and profound teaching and learning to forge ahead a fuller and more sustainable evolution of the nation’s democratic experience; and honestly, what could be more important than that,” said Dr. Gordon-Mora. “Gettysburg College’s history, mission, and educational practice speak deeply to me and I cannot think of a more inspiring place to be.”
WittKieffer’s Christine Pendleton, Randi Miller and Sheila Murphy led this search.