Yale's Chief Diversity Officer answers our questions about diversity training, retaining a diverse workforce, and other issues around campus inclusivity.
Deborah Stanley-McAulay is the Chief Diversity Officer at Yale University. In her role, she oversees the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and WorkLife and Childcare Program, Deborah has oversight of the University’s progress in diversity; as well as to ensure and facilitate an integrated vision and shared responsibility for diversity. Under Deborah’s leadership, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) works collaboratively to accomplish the institutions diversity goals. Deborah works with internal university departments and external organizations and agencies and serves as the University’s chief liaison with the University’s seven Affinity/Employee Resource Groups; Yale African American Affinity Group (YAAA), Yale Latino Networking Group (YLNG), Asian Network at Yale ([email protected]), Yale University Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Affinity Group (LGBTQ), Yale University Working Women Network (WWN) Yale Veterans Network (YVN), Future Leaders of Yale (FLY) and DiversAbility at Yale (DAY) . The diversity progress to date has contributed to strengthening the climate and culture of Yale University and to making the University an Employer of Choice.
Under her leadership, Yale University has earned the distinction of several diversity awards; 2012 & 2013 Diversity MBA Fifty Out Front, 2012 and 2013 Working Mother, and 2013 Work-Life Seal of Distinction. Deborah has also been named 2012 Distinguished Service Award, Chi Omicron Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Deborah joined Yale University in 1995, in the Yale School of Medicine. She has held several positions at Yale University; Manager of Training and Process Improvement, Organizational Development Consultant, Assistant Director Organizational Development & Learning Center, Interim-Director and Director, Organizational Development and Learning Center and Interim Chief Diversity Officer before being appointed the position of Chief Diversity Officer.
Prior to joining Yale University, Deborah served in an employee development role at the Hospital of Saint Raphael and Stop and Shop, Companies, and taught for the New Haven Board of Education.
Deborah received her bachelor’s degree in business management from Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia and a master’s degree in Education from University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Deborah resides in New Haven with her family.
Increasing the retention of IT employees from diverse backgrounds will require effort. But the benefits to a campus will be much greater than the investment.
Tips for encouraging diversity in your professional environment.