Diversity and inclusion associate director hired

February 7, 2017 | News, UToday
By Staff

Jennifer M. Pizio has accepted the position of diversity and inclusion associate director in the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

In this new position, she will work closely with Dr. Willie McKether, vice president for diversity and inclusion, to implement UT’s Strategic Diversity Plan released in 2016.


Pizio, a Toledo resident, was previously employed at Mercy College of Ohio. She was director of academic services from 2004 to 2007, associate dean of students from 2007 to 2014, and dean of students from 2014 to 2016.

“Jennifer will make vital contributions to strengthening the environment of diversity throughout our campuses,” McKether said. “While at Mercy College, she was immersed in campus communities, and her experience in working collaboratively with students, faculty and administration makes her an important member of our team. She’ll be able to hit the ground running.”

Pizio earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from California State University at Fullerton, a master of arts degree in sociology from the University of Texas at El Paso, and has completed course work toward a doctoral degree in higher education administration at UT.

She began her work at UT in January.

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