Matthew Boaz, Wright State University’s director of equity and inclusion, has been named to the new position of chief diversity officer, effective March 1.
Boaz is a nationally recognized leader in diversity, inclusion, equity and access. He has extensive experience in helping underrepresented students, strengthening recruiting efforts and coordinating Title IX policies.
As chief diversity officer, Boaz will provide leadership in promoting a campus culture that supports diversity and inclusion, forging strong partnerships with students, faculty and staff.
“One of my goals as chief diversity officer is to create and maintain an environment in which every member of the Wright State community will feel valued because of their unique identity and authentic self so they are proud of their experience with the university,” Boaz said.
Prior to arriving at Wright State in 2013, Boaz served as the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at the University of Cincinnati. Before that, he served as the assistant vice president for institutional diversity and director of the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Boaz has also worked as a compliance officer in Baltimore and Pittsburgh for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Contract Compliance Programs.
He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where he received a B.A. in ethnic studies/interpersonal and public communication and a master’s degree in public administration.