Westfield State University appoints Juan Nunez as diversity officer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2019
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Westfield—Westfield State University welcomed Juan Nunez as its new diversity officer in the Office of Human Resources, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity.
Beginning his role at Westfield State earlier this month, Nunez brings more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sector as a diversity practitioner, holding leadership roles at KPMG, The Fashion Institute of Technology and The University of Massachusetts Boston. He has also served as a regional compliance specialist and diversity manager at the State of New York Department of Transportation, as well as the senior manager for employee relations at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Appointed as UMass Boston’s chief diversity officer in 2010, Nunez collaborated with the university’s Diversity Committee to develop a strategic and integrated approach to promoting campus diversity. In the fall 2012, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the University’s Diversity Committee launched a campus-wide climate assessment survey, which provided valuable data for developing initiatives that infused diversity into the university’s fabric and consciousness. In 2013, Nunez founded the Leaders Diversity and Compliance Planning in Boston.
Nunez is a member of multiple organizations, including the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium’s steering committee and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in legal studies from Mercy College and received a master’s degree in public administration from City University, John Jay College. He has also taken continuing education courses in human resources/diversity at Cornell University.
Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society.