Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs


The Diversity Lecture Series is intended to give insight and understanding of multicultural issues to the University of Pennsylvania. The series is designed to introduce an essential component of education in helping to encourage civil debate, broaden the basis for critical thought and promote cultural understanding. 

Best Practices for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
As part of the MLK Symposium on Social Change, join OAA•EOP and AARC in "Best Practices for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion."  Featuring Jeanne Arnold, Ed. D, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) St. Francis College, NY. ---- Jeanne J. Arnold has served as the inaugural Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer and Chief of Staff at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY, since July 2021. She also serves as First Vice President and Chairperson of the annual conference planning committee on the Board of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.  Prior to joining St. Francis, Jeanne established the Vice President for Inclusion and Equity role at Grand Valley State University and the Chief Diversity Officer role at Gettysburg College. While at Grand Valley State, she co-authored an article, The journey to an inaugural chief diversity officer:  Preparation, implementation and beyond.  Jeanne earned her doctorate in Higher Education Management and a master’s degree in Social Work from Penn and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Penn State.  In addition to Jeanne’s academic connection to Penn, she is a former Penn administrator who served as Director of the African American Resource Center and Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action.  She is most proud to be the daughter of the first black tenured faculty member at the School of Social Work (now SP2)—the late, Howard Arnold.
January 31, 2022 5:30pm to 6:30pm