New Jersey Institute of Technology has tapped David E. Jones, a leading voice for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in higher education, to become its first chief diversity officer. Jones, who starts Dec. 1, joins from William Paterson University, where he has been chief diversity officer since 2020. On his watch, the university established scholarship opportunities for diverse students; developed a predoctoral fellowship program to improve faculty of color representation; launched a monthly Community Dialogue Series for faculty and staff; conducted workshops on unconscious bias, race and gender identity; issued a land acknowledgement statement and created a Council for Equity and Justice, which Jones chaired. To read the full story.