February 7, 2019 - From the President's Desk

Dear Campus Community,

Matt Boaz, the chief diversity officer at Wright State University, has accepted a position as the director of diversity and inclusion for the city of Toledo.

At Wright State, Mr. Boaz served as director of equity and inclusion, Title IX coordinator, and, most recently, chief diversity officer. He provided leadership in promoting a campus culture that supports diversity and inclusion, forging strong partnerships with students, faculty, and staff. He played an instrumental role in the university's efforts to implement at least one all-gender restroom in every major campus building. He oversaw the Office of Equity and Inclusion, as well as the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center; Office of Latinx, Asian, and Native American Affairs; Women's Center; Office of LGBTQA Affairs; Office of Disability Services; and the Veteran and Military Center.

Mr. Boaz received the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office 2017 Community Service Award and, along with Tom Webb, director of disability services, the Edward M. Kennedy Community Service Award from the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity.

Lindsay Miller, director of equity and inclusion and Title IX coordinator at Wright State, will serve as interim chief diversity officer while the university conducts its search.

Mrs. Miller joined Wright State as the Title IX investigative and training officer in 2015, before assuming her current role. She previously served as a deputy attorney general with the Essex County, New Jersey, Division of Law from 2012 to 2015 and specialized in litigating cases of child abuse and neglect. She also clerked in the Superior Court of New Jersey handling family and juvenile cases. She received her bachelor's degree in sociology with an emphasis in criminology from Ohio University and her law degree from Western Michigan Cooley Law School.

Please join me in congratulating Matt, thanking him for his contributions to Wright State, and welcoming Lindsay to her new role.

Warmest regards,

Cheryl B. Schrader, Ph.D.


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