Director of Diversity Affairs

About Richard

Richard, with over a decade of professional experience in higher education, has served at the community college, university, and graduate school levels. Prior to assuming his role in Diversity Affairs at the IU School of Medicine, he served as the inaugural Black Student Services Coordinator at IUPUI. With specializations in leadership development, cultural humility, organizational development, and community engagement, Richard values opportunities to help students define their unique success stories and prepare for excellence in an increasingly diverse world.


Richard’s research interest includes self-efficacy, student development, and critical race theories. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Master of Art in Organizational Leadership, both from Lewis University. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership at Gardner-Webb University. External to his work in higher education, Richard leads a nonprofit organization, based in Chicago, who’s focus is on community development and has several signature programs that promote the positive identity development of black males.