Thought Leaders Symposium Spotlight – Kevin McDonald

Kevin McDonald, JD, Ed.D – Toward Inclusive Excellence 

Approaching diversity work with an open mind, proven research and a plan of execution can achieve undeniable results. This address will explore strategies for recruiting and retaining diverse constituency (students, staff, and faculty), and for creating the inclusive environments that prepare our students for the global marketplace that awaits them. Furthermore, you will learn about the foundational strategies needed to achieve systematic change in higher education institutions.


Here’s a little bit about Dr. McDonald…

Kevin McDonald is the University of Missouri System’s Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion officer, and the University of Missouri’s Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity.  He joined both organizations after serving as vice president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

As a diversity and inclusion professional, McDonald has developed a significant track record of transformational contributions toward organizational equity, diversity, and inclusion goals. His efforts revolve around inextricably binding organizational pursuits of excellence with diversity and inclusion efforts. From access and success, to education and scholarship and institutional infrastructures, Dr. McDonald has worked collaboratively to create initiatives that positively impact policies, practices, and processes.

Prior to RIT, he held positions at several other universities, including as vice president for equity and inclusion at Virginia Tech, as associate director for compliance and conflict resolution at Johns Hopkins University, and as campus compliance officer at the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to his work in higher education, McDonald worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and for Network Solutions, Inc.

McDonald holds a law degree from The Ohio State University and a doctoral degree in higher education leadership from the University of Rochester. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich

We hope you will join us for this engaging and timely conversation with Dr. McDonald!


We have assembled an AMAZING line-up of Career Focused Thought Leaders from across the country for this one-day event!

On January 12, 2018, Intern Bridge is proud to present the 2018 Career Services Thought Leaders Symposium.  This one-day symposium is the premier professional learning and sharing event in North America for college & university career centers.  Each session is focused on cutting-edge topics impacting the career services industry.

As our dynamic career services profession evolves over time, we need actionable advice to drive systemic change from thought leaders in our field.  We also need to prepare for disruptive trends that can help us deliver results on our campus.

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