Canisius Hires First Dean of Diversity

March 12, 2019


BUFFALO, NY - Fatima Rodriguez Johnson MS ’98 joined the Canisius community this winter as associate dean of diversity and inclusion.  The newly-created position is the first of its kind at the college and was developed to further promote diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice as an essential element of a Canisius education.  In this capacity, Johnson works in collaboration with the ALANA Student Center, chairs the college’s Racial Diversity Team, oversees the Academic Talent Search Program and serves as director of the Higher Education Opportunity Program. 

Johnson is the former associate dean of students in the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services at the State University of New York at Geneseo.  She holds an undergraduate degree in sociology from the State University of New York College at Fredonia and a master’s degree in higher education and higher education administration from Canisius College.