Penn State College of Medicine - Chief Diversity, Equity and Belonging Officer

PA, Hershey

Penn State College of Medicine (PSCOM) seeks a dynamic, experienced, and visionary leader to serve as the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Officer (CDEBO). Committed to addressing all aspects of institutional racism across the College of Medicine, advancing equality and impact for the PSCOM community and those it serves, and creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for all learners, faculty, and staff, the CDEBO will be the key senior leader to guide this work.

As the only medical school in central Pennsylvania, PSCOM is the key provider of quaternary care and medical education. PSCOM has a tradition of excellence in education that is scientifically and clinically rigorous with a deep foundation in scholarship and humanistic care.

Reporting to the Dean, the CDEBO will set a bold vision, provide the strategic direction and leadership for PSCOM that will promote racial awareness and equity, and will create a community that is welcoming and inclusive for all. The Chief will coordinate and lead efforts to advance a vibrant and progressive program that will include innovative initiatives, curricula, services, and policies. This program will guide the Institution to measurable actions leading to greater diversity, equity, and a sense of belonging, value, support, and acceptance for all faculty, staff, and learners. 

The CDEBO is an exciting opportunity for an accomplished, and innovative leader with proven effectiveness and expertise in achieving institutional excellence in diversity, equity, and belonging efforts as well as the ability to lead with vision, purposefulness, and optimism in helping shape PSCOM’s future. The successful candidate will be a thought leader in the field and have a proven record of accomplishment. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of relevant experience in a senior leader diversity role; prior experience in higher education is preferred but not required.

For confidential nominations and expressions of interest, please contact Oliver Tomlin, Kim Smith, and Linda Komnick through the office of Imran Ali, preferably via email to

Penn State College of Medicine values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.