Caroline Laguerre-Brown

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Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement

Caroline Laguerre-Brown is a seasoned lawyer and higher education executive with deep expertise in diversity, inclusion, and institutional compliance.  She has an extensive background leading the design and implementation of policies, educational programs, and risk management activities for global organizations related to a broad range of anti-discrimination laws. Caroline specializes in sexual harassment policy, prevention and compliance management. She is an experienced facilitator/trainer on a wide variety of workplace discrimination and diversity training topics, including unconscious bias and anti-racism training.  Caroline also plays a central role helping senior leaders develop strategic communications to manage crises and mitigate reputational harm.

Caroline currently serves as the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  She oversees multiple departments serving 26,000 students including the Title IX/Sexual Assault Prevention office, the Multicultural Student Services Center, GW’s Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, and the Office of Disability Support Services. She joined the GW Community in August of 2016 and has since led an external review and overhaul of the university’s sexual harassment/assault policy and currently leads GW’s first university-wide diversity program review. 

Prior to joining GW, Caroline served as the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer at Johns Hopkins University where she developed their first university-wide sexual harassment prevention training initiative, spearheaded unconscious bias training for faculty search committees, launched a Race in America speaker series, and co-developed a comprehensive faculty diversity initiative.  

Caroline currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Union Theological Seminary, a charter committee member of the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity, and an advisory board member of the George Washington University Online High School. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE). Caroline serves as a member of the faculty of NADOHE’s Standards of Professional Practice Institute, training future chief diversity officers.

She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton and the University of Virginia School of Law. Caroline is admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys where she has served on multiple expert panels for compliance and diversity-related topics.