2023 NADOHE Standards of Professional Practice Institute

2023 NADOHE Standards of Professional Practice Institute

"NADOHE's SPPI was the most relevant, affirming, and comprehensive professional development experience for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) professionals that I have attended." – Renée Smith-Maddox, Ph.D., Diversity Liaison Officer, University of Southern California, Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

About the Institute

NADOHE’s Standards of Professional Practice Institute (SPPI), to be held virtually beginning November 1, 2023, is an unparalleled professional development opportunity for early- and mid-career diversity leaders in higher education. Through SPPI, participants will utilize a case study-focused curriculum that is particularly relevant in higher education today and is designed to further develop competencies for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within their organizations. SPPI’s cohort model will allow participants to explore contemporary topics impacting their work and will promote the development of a robust community of colleagues for longstanding support.

The Institute is modeled after other proven and respected professional development programs in higher education. Each session will focus on critical priority areas in higher education. Sessions are led by faculty who have served as a college or university chief diversity officer or senior administrator and/or who are leading experts in this field.

Registration for NADOHE members is $2,095. Registration for non-members is $2,595. The final SPPI meeting will be held at the 2024 Annual Conference. Please note that registration for the NADOHE Annual Conference is not included. Attendance is limited. For more information, including session dates and a partial list of past faculty, visit nadohe.org or email info@nadohe.org.

Applications are now open. Register Here!

For more information or questions on the program please visit nadohe.org or email info@nadohe.org.

Save These Tentative Dates - 2023 Virtual Standards of Professional Practice Institute (SPPI)!

Nov 1, 2023, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, EST

Nov 15, 2023, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, EST

Dec 6, 2023, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, EST

Dec 13, 2023, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, EST

Jan 17, 2024, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, EST

Jan 31, 2024, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, EST

Feb 7, 2024, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, EST

Feb 21, 2024, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, EST

March 6, 2024, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, EST

Final Session and Graduation: March 12, 2024, 4:00 - 8:00 PM PST, Seattle, Washington

Past SPPI Virtual Partial Faculty List

  • Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, Ph.D., J.D., Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, University of Oregon
  • Pearl Alexander JD, PCC, ACC, Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Rusty Barcelo, Ph.D., Higher Education Equity & Diversity Consultant
  • Dr. Kevin A. Christian, Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, American Association of Community Colleges
  • Archie Ervin, Ph.D., Vice President, Institute Diversity, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Paulette Granberry Russell, J.D., Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity, Emeritus. Michigan State University
  • Dr. Merrill Irving Jr., President,  Hennepin Technical College 
  • Caroline Laguerre-Brown, J.D., Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, The George Washington University
  • Kevin McDonald, J.D., Ed.D., Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Partnerships, University of Virginia
  • Elizabeth Ortiz, Ed.D., Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity, DePaul University
  • Donald A. Outing, Ph.D., Vice President for Equity and Community, Lehigh University
  • Benjamin Reese, Jr. PsyD, President, BenReese, LLC, Former Vice President, Office for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Duke University Health System
  • Andristine M. Robinson, Chief Diversity Officer, Prince George's Community College
  • Robert M. Sellers, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, University of Michigan
  • Anneliese Singh, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development, Tulane University
  • Daryl G. Smith, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow and Professor Emerita of Education and Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
  • Clyde Wilson Pickett, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh
  • Roger L. Worthington, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, University of Maryland, College Park

For more information, email info@nadohe.org.


Watch attendees from the 2019 SPPI speak about their experiences.

Charlene Alexander, Ph.D., Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Oregon State University

Tonya Bailey, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer, Lansing Community College

Anita Dashiell-Sparks, Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, University of Southern California

Ty-Ron Douglas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri

Nkenge Friday, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Kenya Hobbs, Director, Diversity and Inclusion; Title IX Coordinator, Medaille College

Raymond Reyes, Ph.D., Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Gonzaga University

Nicole A. Sirju-Johnson, Ph.D., Interim Chief Diversity Officer and Director, Multicultural Resource Center, Binghamton University

Renee Smith-Maddox, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Southern California

Scott Vignos, J.D., Assistant Vice President, Strategic Diversity Initiatives, Oregon State University

Kate Webster, Ph.D., Director, Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Rush University Medical Center

Jay Williams, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer, Minnesota College